Valerie Vande Panne: When traditional market capitalism fails a community, the best course of action is for communities to own the system themselves.
Valerie Vande Panne: Street papers can support everyone in a community by providing a deeper and more meaningful understanding of our shared spaces, especially in cities.
Valerie Vande Panne: Despite New York City law, for many years there was no convenient or easy way to recycle textiles, and reams of fabric scrap and trim didn’t really fit with the second-hand store model.
Negrón-Muntaner and her team surveyed Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and in New York City to learn what figures embodied the values they were seeking to uplift: justice, equity, creativity and solidarity.
Valerie Vande Panne: What if tax breaks promised to Amazon were instead given to you and your community?
Valerie Vande Panne: When a mass of consumers quit Amazon and its subsidiaries together, Amazon will notice—and, perhaps, pay attention to some consumer-demanded changes.
Valerie Vande Panne: Poor People’s Campaign and Institute for Policy Studies release a “Moral Budget,” ask 2020 candidates to end poverty.
Valerie Vande Panne: Boggs’ theory was that some people will be left outside of production, and they can be either destructive or creative because they’ll be left out.
Valerie Vande Panne: Who knew a community currency could last this long—or bring so much exported business back home?
Valerie Vande Panne: In a perhaps unsurprising move, the state of Ohio has at once both acknowledged rights of nature to exist, and taken them away, with a line written in, of all things, the state budget.
Valerie Vande Panne: The Free Market has grown into a regular event, with one or two held a month, dozens of people attending each one, serving a thousand or more annually.
Valerie Vande Panne: Imagine a pair of sunglasses that block TV screens! I find myself unplugging more and more. Could these glasses block out the daily bombardment of digital ads in public space?