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Fran Korten

Fran Korten

Fran Korten a contributing editor for YES! Magazine, writing about opportunities to advance a progressive agenda in politics, economics, and the environment. She lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband, author David Korten. Follow her on Twitter @fkorten.

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After 40 Years of Government Inaction on Climate, Have We Finally Turned a Corner?

 Policy expert Gus Speth talks about Our Children’s Trust’s lawsuit, explaining the U.S.’s longtime knowledge of climate change even as it pushed fossil fuels. But now we've got a fighting chance.

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Healthy Food Just Got a Big Boost in the New Farm Bill

A program that doubles the spending power for food stamp recipients who buy fresh produce just got more funding

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Partisan Gerrymandering Could Soon Be Unconstitutional

Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on two cases, anti-gerrymandering action at the state level is well underway.

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Rejection of Gerrymandering in Ohio Suggests the US Wants Fairer Elections

In both red states and blue states, steps are underway to limit how much districts can be drawn for partisan advantage.

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The Trump Era Will Test Us. What Are You Willing to Risk?

Many of us have never had our courage or convictions challenged in frightening ways. That may change.

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Is Populism Making a Comeback? What You Need to Know About Its History—And Its Future

The 19th century populists gave us co-ops and worker's rights. Here's how we can build on their work to solve 21st century problems.

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The New Economy Comes of Age: 7 Steps Toward Shared Prosperity

 Democratic ownership, localized food production, and a shift to renewables are key principles in this growing movement to re-envision our economy.

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Main Street Comeback: How Independent Stores are Thriving (Even in the Age of Amazon)

Despite behemoths like Starbucks and Amazon, the number of independent bookstores, coffeeshops, and other businesses is growing.

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