Finance | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News - Part 2
Today’s Solutions: July 12, 2024

The buck starts here

The buck starts here

Want a quicker exit from the financial crisis? Create new consumers by putting money into the hands of the lowest earners. David Servan-Schreiber | July/August 2010 issue We need more than multinationals to achieve economic Read More...

My country, boom or bust

My country, boom or bust

Why economic nationalism is unpatriotic. Carolyn Steel | June/July 2009 issue As the world economy plunges into recession, globalization is going into reverse. A virtuous circle of rising trade and booming economic growth has turned into a vicious spiral of plunging demand and collapsing trade. Read More...

Credit shouldn't cost thi

Credit shouldn't cost this much2

Taking action against predatory credit card practices. Ami Domini | June/July 2009 issue People often say to me, "What’s next? What are you mad about?" Today, my answer is plastic cards. Credit cards and bank ATM cards were created to help people. I’m old enough to remember well pulling out my Read More...

A sustainable alternative to t

A sustainable alternative to the financial meltdown

Although the global financial problems are causing trouble for investors now, they could lead to something better – for investors and the environment. Marco Visscher and Janet Paskin | December 2008 issue Like many entrepreneurs, David Griswold started his business with a big vision and a Read More...

Green technologies buy time fo

Green technologies buy time for the environment

Meeting the challenge of the global climate crisis isn’t impossible if we start investing in innovative green companies.. Amy Domini | December 2008 issue The Earth 's population has grown staggeringly in a single lifetime, from less than 3 billion in 1960 to 6.7 billion. And with China and Read More...

A book excerpt from Slow Money

A book excerpt from Slow Money, by Woody Tasch

Excerpts from "Reconnoitering" in Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Chelsea Green Publishing. Ode Editors | November 2008 issue If there had been a manual of civilization way back Read More...

Broken homes

Broken homes

What the subprime crisis tells us about the importance of community financial institutions. Amy Domini | October 2008 issue   Across the U.S., people are losing their homes. In just the month of July, more than a quarter-million American households received a foreclosure-related filing, Read More...

Fixing the free market

Fixing the free market

How co-ops—businesses in which the employees are also the owners of the company—merge economic growth with social goals. Steven van Yoder | October 2010 issue In Quezon City, a new approach to funding funerals is just one way the Inner City Development Cooperative is bringing fresh life to Read More...