The public option for banking: Create city banks for and by the public

In the United States, state and city governments rely on the same private sector banks used by individual consumers for ...
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    To bring fresh fruit and veggies to food deserts, turn old buses into mobile food markets

    A promising program in Toronto, Canada is bringing fruits and veggies to impoverished communities in an unusual way: through a grocery ...
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      To break the cycle of violence, embed violence intervention teams in hospitals

      Some hospitals are taking an unusual approach to stop the street violence that’s driving the same victims to cycle in and out ...
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        Global treaty to help save antibiotic medicines from becoming useless against disease

        We overuse antibiotic medicines to our peril. The problem is that as the microbes make copies of themselves, then copies of copies, ...
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          Require housing rentals to be free of toxic lead paint

          The lead poisoning crisis isn’t just limited to Flint, Michigan. It’s a scourge across the country, causing irreparable ...
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            The right to know if global companies are profiting off human rights abuses in their supply chains

            Modern day slavery, sex trafficking, and forced child labor aren’t just festering in the shadows in far-flung locales. These ...
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              Ban corporate “non-compete” agreements that trap low-wage workers

              A newly emerging issue is on the radars of pro-worker advocates, corporate accountability watchdogs, and economists: the ...
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                Bring in the voters with food trucks and pop-up parties

                Voting in elections is a civic duty of all Americans, but making it part of an enjoyable social experience could entice more voters to ...
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                  Children are taking climate change to the courts

                  The judiciary is familiar battleground for veteran climate activists, but today, it’s kids who are pioneering a new strategy in ...
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                    Build all new buildings with green roofs—with solar panels or rooftop gardens

                    The core idea behind “green roofs” is simple: use building rooftops to grow plants or generate clean energy with solar ...
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                      Panama Papers: The Response

                      By now, chances are that readers of this website have heard of the Panama Papers. So let’s get right to the point: what should be ...
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