Economic Good News

Stories about money and economics being used for good — and good being done for money and economies

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After Wiping Out $6.7 Billion in Medical Debt, 'RIP Medical Debt' Is Just Getting Started

Nonprofit RIP Medical Debt buys up unpaid hospital bills plaguing low-income patients and frees them from having to pay.
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How To Prevent Food Waste & Fight Climate Change

Food waste is a crisis that threatens people and the planet. Here are some ways to help, products to turn to, and helpers who are doing the work.
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50 Most Meaningful Jobs in America (2022)

In a perfect world, one’s passion for a job would be matched by salary. But unfortunately, that’s not always how the job market works
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Veterans, Tigers, & Coffee - Good News This Week: August 6th 2022

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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Bruce's Beach, Peace Maps, & Vertical Farming - Good News This Week: July 30th 2022

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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'Adopting' Trees Is Helping Both Forests and Incomes in Kenya

The carbon-curbing program goes beyond traditional planting projects by getting sponsors to pay to keep trees alive until they mature.
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Secondhand Clothing Sales Are Booming — And May Help Solve the Sustainability Crisis in the Fashion Industry

The secondhand clothing trend has the potential to reshape the fashion industry and mitigate the industry’s detrimental environmental impact on the planet.
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"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." — Nelson Mandela

54 Best Nelson Mandela Quotes on Freedom, Love, & More

Nelson Mandela, the iconic political leader in South Africa who fought against the country's system of racial segregation, is beloved by activists, peacemakers, and justice-seekers around the world. 
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Too Good To Go: How Saving Food Can Help Save the Planet

One company has a creative solution to food waste and addresses both access and affordability of healthful foods plus the environmental impact of sending food to landfills.
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This City Has a New Way To Fight Homelessness With COVID Aid

In the Dallas area, more than a dozen nonprofits and government agencies joined forces to launch a new program using the COVID federal aid, aiming for successes that other localities could replicate.
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