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Little Free Libraries: “You Can’t Steal a Free Book.”

An organization strives to build community and literacy through DIY neighborhood micro-libraries.

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Noted: Bartering for Knowledge

At an educational space that’s spreading across the world, artists and thinkers are invited to determine what their skill is worth.

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The Emergence of the Fix-It Society

Before you toss out that broken toaster or torn garment, consider joining the ranks of curious tinkerers and take part in the fix-it economy.

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The Challenges and Rewards of Local Production

From alpaca to bicycle-powered carding, this garment makes tangible the idea of the new economy.

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Revitalizing Willesden High Road

Ailing Main Streets aren’t just an American problem. Through pairing designers with shop owners, the UK is pumping life back into small businesses.

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Noted: The Unseen Tours of London

Gain a whole new perspective on urban life from someone who knows what it’s like to be homeless in England’s bustling capital.

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Supporting Developing Economies With Vacation Dollars

Facing poverty while traveling can be ethically challenging. What’s the right way to spend your holiday dollars?

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Local Living Economies

Judy Wicks grew her restaurant into a model of sustainable business practices, and then realized she couldn’t do it alone.

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Bring Me Your Gold and Silver

Precious metals are the oldest currency and today’s booming investment. What do their recent sky-high commodity prices mean for jewelers and shoppers?

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Noted: A Respectable Sofa

Ektorp, Colette or Elton: What’s in a name? If you’re like most consumers, your purchases are inevitably influenced by a personal connection.

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Noted: Where Children Sleep

Photographer James Mollison delves into the economic and social issues affecting kids by documenting their most intimate spaces.

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Noted: Huis ten Bosch

A blogger visits the bankrupt 375-acre Dutch theme park on the coast of Nagasaki as a gateway to explore the ramifications of Japan’s economic bubble.

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Noted: Hong Kong’s Hidden Coffee Shops

As more of China’s people seek their java jolt from large-scale chain stores, independent cafes have developed a unique approach to stay afloat.

How to Live Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money: Possum Living

“Why is it that people assume one must be a hippie, or live in some dreary wilderness, or be a folksy, hard-working, back-to-nature soybean-and-yogurt freak in order to largely bypass the money economy? My father and I have a house on a half-acre lot 40 miles north of Philadelphia, PA (hardly a pioneer homestead), maintain… Continue reading

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Artistic Endeavors: IndieFixx Feeds Your Soul with Free Art

News flash: the economy sucks. The stock market is up and down, people are losing their jobs and homes, all sorts of businesses are closing down and nobody seems to have any idea what’s going on. That’s the bad news… Now for the good news: even though the economy is tanking, it’s more important than… Continue reading