An organization strives to build community and literacy through DIY neighborhood micro-libraries.
At an educational space that’s spreading across the world, artists and thinkers are invited to determine what their skill is worth.
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.
From alpaca to bicycle-powered carding, this garment makes tangible the idea of the new economy.
Ailing Main Streets aren’t just an American problem. Through pairing designers with shop owners, the UK is pumping life back into small businesses.
Gain a whole new perspective on urban life from someone who knows what it’s like to be homeless in England’s bustling capital.
Facing poverty while traveling can be ethically challenging. What’s the right way to spend your holiday dollars?
Judy Wicks grew her restaurant into a model of sustainable business practices, and then realized she couldn’t do it alone.
Precious metals are the oldest currency and today’s booming investment. What do their recent sky-high commodity prices mean for jewelers and shoppers?
Ektorp, Colette or Elton: What’s in a name? If you’re like most consumers, your purchases are inevitably influenced by a personal connection.
Photographer James Mollison delves into the economic and social issues affecting kids by documenting their most intimate spaces.
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.
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.
“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
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