Economy


Car-Free Cyclists Give Back to the Road

By Elly Blue

Daily travel can take a toll on our transportation system, and learning to share the road with more car-free cyclists might be the key to reversing this damage.


Shareable Cities

by Suzanne Lindgren

Can the Sharing Cities Network fuel a people-powered economy?


The Growing Problem of Suburban Poverty

By Meghan Murphy-Gill, from U.S. Catholic

There are still plenty of poor people in the cities, but suburban poverty is a bigger problem.


Foreclosed and Financially Stranded at the Ramada Inn

By Monica Potts, from The American Prospect

Middle-class status is now out of reach for a group of people who, less than a decade ago, were financially secure.


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Happy Birthday, Rolling Jubilee

by Suzanne Lindgren

Rolling Jubilee is one year old—what’s happened so far?


Socially Responsible Investing: Why DIY?

by Suzanne Lindgren

SRI funds make feel-good investing sound easy, but for the most impact you’ll want to do it yourself.


Federal Student Loan Sharks

by William J. Quirk

Why is the government gouging our college kids? The new law on loan rates just makes things worse.


You Down With TPP?

by Suzanne Lindgren

The job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership is set to pass by year’s end, unless the public stands in its way.