[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mosaic is a company using the crowdfunding model to finance solar in communities across the country."][/caption] We are not living up to the promise of the American Dream. Even now, our leaders are talking about cutting, instead of creating jobs to grow our way out of the deficit. Congress is ignoring big problems, congratulating itself on avoiding a fiscal cliff of its own creation. The federal budget props up broken parts of our economic system -- big banks, big polluters and big defense contractors -- instead of investing in areas such as education and infrastructure that would benefit everyone. Now, a new breed of companies is leveraging the power of networks and sharing -- and showing us what a more sustainable, prosperous future can look like. Read more at CNN.com >> Photo Credit: swanksalot via Compfight & cc
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