Economic Good News

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

7 Good News Stories About Small Businesses

Running a small business isn't easy. Our culture rewards big, winner-take-all businesses. But small businesses are valuable. By their nature, they have a focus deeper than just profit. These stories celebrate small businesses doing good — and the people who support them.
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Afghan Girls Are Bypassing the Taliban Through Underground Coding Classes

Hundreds of Afghan girls and women are continuing to learn online and in hidden classrooms, despite Taliban restrictions on education
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More Women Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Than Ever

A report commissioned by American Express found that, between 2014 and 2019, the number of women-owned businesses climbed 21 percent to a total of nearly 13 million.
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Senator Gillibrand and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Are Working Together To Get Paid Leave Passed

Meghan recently called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who in 2013 proposed her own paid leave bill, and expressed her desire to help. Last month, Meghan wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer as an “engaged citizen and parent” who recently gave birth.
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A New Fund Is Helping Black Farmers in Detroit Purchase Land

Black farmers in Detroit have turned blighted properties into vital food sources. Now, a new land fund is opening the door to official ownership.
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12 Places to Find Black-Owned Businesses to Support

Your guide on directories of Black-owned businesses to support in your community and around the United States — plus why supporting BIPOC-owned businesses matters
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These 'Holistic Engineers' Have a Plan To Restore a Dry Egyptian Desert Into a Lush Forest

A group of “holistic engineers” wants to return the arid Sinai peninsula to the lush, green landscape it once was.
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Government and Nonprofit Actions Likely Kept Millions of Americans Out of Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

As the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the United States can, I believe, assure a “right to food” in the United States through government interventions, especially through expansions in benefits and SNAP eligibility.
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After Leaving Prison, This Man is Helping End Recidivism

Jason Wang is the founder of FreeWorld — a nonprofit that helps people who were formerly incarcerated start a well-paying post-prison career in the trucking industry.
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Cities Are Mobilizing to Equitably Expand Public Transit

During the pandemic, commuter trains ran nearly empty while buses shuttled essential workers. Now, cities are reevaluating where they spent their transit dollars.
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