Category: economy

Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On

A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages—and housing officials are taking notice. On a Saturday in September, more than 125 volunteers showed up with tools in hand and built six new 16-by-20-foot houses for a group of formerly homeless men. It was

A Cryptocurrency To Encourage You To Get Solar Power

SolarCoins–like BitCoins grown by the sun–will hopefully make it easier for homeowners to get some cash in return for their renewable energy credits. Maybe you don’t need any more incentive to put solar panels on your roof. You’re happy saving money on the electricity bill and helping the environment. But if you do need encouragement,

McClatchy-Marist Poll: American dream seen as out of reach

WASHINGTON — Racing into a new century in which many of the old rules don’t seem to apply anymore, Americans are overwhelmingly pessimistic about their chances of achieving and sustaining the American dream, according to a new Marist-McClatchy Poll. They see an economic system in which they have to work harder than ever to get