Abby Scher

Abby Scher is a sociologist and journalist who was co-editor of Dollars & Sense in the 1990s. She is now a D&S Associate and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 2:48pm
Banking on the Public
Hundreds of people seeking a roadmap for remaking the banking system gathered north of San Francisco in early June at Public Banking 2013: Funding the New Economy, a conference held at Dominican University, whose Green MBA program was a cosponsor. It was the second annual gathering sponsored by the Public Banking Institute (PBI)—the California-based nonprofit that is popularizing the idea of a North Dakota-style public bank.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:47am
To Build a Community Economy, Start With Solidarity
When Cecilia Pastor greeted us at the door of an empty unit at Spring Meadow Apartments in Springfield, Mass., she was surrounded by the harsh smell of paint and the cleaners she had used to scour the space to make it presentable for a new tenant.
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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 8:30am
Greetings from the New Economy
“Are you ready for a new economy? Are you ready for a new politics?” The challenge at the podium came from Gus Speth, the courtly co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, now a professor at Vermont Law School, who is on the board of the newly created New Economics Institute (NEI). The...
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