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Yes! Magazine Weekly Digest Friday, February 27, 2015

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The best stories of the week from YES! Magazine: Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions

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A Conversation With David Korten

Portrait of Christa Hillstrom In 1995, YES! co-founder David Korten wrote When Corporations Rule the World, followed by a series of books that helped birth the New Economy movement. Now, Korten is challenging readers to rethink their relationship with the natural world. In the new issue of YES! Korten talks with us about what it means to recognize Earth as a living being.

P.S. We have two exciting internships open in online reporting and online graphic storytelling. If you know any new journalists interested in gigs that are heavy on research, writing, data, and fun, please let them know!

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Replace the Gospel of Money: An Interview With David Korten

What if we measured wealth in terms of life, and how well we serve it? READ MORE »

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Forget Dystopian Fiction: This New Novel Explores Being a Modern Teenager Waiting for the End Times

In Bryan Bliss’ debut novel, 16-year-old Abigail’s family follows a charismatic preacher to San Francisco, where they live in a van to wait out the apocalypse. But if you believe completely that the world is coming to an end, what do you do when it doesn’t? READ MORE »

Women Over 65 Own Nearly a Third of Iowa’s Farmland—Can They Prevent the Next Dust Bowl?

So many older women are inheriting farms that some experts believe training them in land conservation may be society’s best bet in protecting the food supply. READ MORE »

We’re Young, Passionate, and Bent on Justice: Why #BlackLivesMatter Is Irresistible

The people dying are moms and dads, kids and teenagers, nerdy, quiet boys and girls. This movement is showing what wholeness looks like and demanding an uncompromised justice. READ MORE »

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These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers

Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains. READ MORE »

These Cities Built Cheap, Fast, Community-Owned Broadband. Here’s What Net Neutrality Means For Them

Publicly owned broadband lets local communities from Iowa to Louisiana control a vital economic resource—rather than leaving it in the hands of a few monopolistic corporations. The outcome of this week’s FCC vote could either help or hinder the path forward. READ MORE »

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How has the experience of seeing our planet from outer space changed the way we think about it? WATCH »

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Replace the Gospel of Money: An Interview With David Korten

Reader Treeshare asked, “What if we created a currency that was only issued upon the creation of new natural wealth?” READ MORE »

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