FACT SHEETS & INFOGRAPHICS

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America We Can Do Better!

Updated September 2, 2019

Learn more about how America ranks on issues such as income equality, democracy, and health and wellbeing.

Democracy Wins Big in 2018 Midterms!

Updated November 27, 2018

Want an overview of how our US democracy faired in the 2018 Midterm elections?  Read our fact sheet on the big wins for democracy that concerned citizens like you made happen!

Updated February 27, 2018

The first part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet refutes the idea that Americans are completely polarized along party lines. 
 

Updated February 27, 2018

The second part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains the what the "free" market really means for most Americans. 
 

Updated February 27, 2018

The third part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains the roots of the current American democracy crisis.
 

Updated February 27, 2018

The fourth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains the role of the Powell Memo in the creation of the Anti-Democracy Movement.
 

Updated February 27, 2018

The fifth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains just a few of the drastic effects of the Anti-Democracy Movement.
 

Updated February 27, 2018

The sixth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains the four strategies used by the Anti-Democracy Movement to literally rig the rules of our democracy.
 

Updated February 27, 2018

The seventh part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet highlights several key organizations, successes on the ground, and why it matters. 
 

Updated February 27, 2018

The eighth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet provides ways to be a democracy champion, and provides a case study on recent successes by democracy activists in North Carolina.
 

Updated November 16, 2015

Americans can't agree on anything, right? Wrong.
Get the true story of American bipartisan agreement on the issue of money in politics laid out in our Democracy vs. Money Infographic.

Updated December 17, 2015

Want the big picture on how democracies worldwide are striving to protect government from control by moneyed interests? Read our fact sheet on electoral rules to get a global glance on campaign finance, access to media, and gender balance in governments and elections.

Updated June 8, 2016

The crisis for democracy isn't that candidates can win simply by spending the most - it's that more and more money is needed to even get in a race; and once elected, legislators feel more beholden to the wealthy individuals and corporate interests who fund them than to the people they're supposed to represent.

World Hunger Fact Sheet: What We Need to Know

Updated July 5, 2016

Now fully updated with facts from World Hunger: 10 Myths! Our World Hunger Fact Sheet is filled with startling statistics and solutions-based approaches to ending world hunger. A special thank you our fact sheet co-sponsors: Food TankFood MythbustersUSC CanadaFood Systems Integrity, and Why Hunger.

Updated June 9, 2016
If you feel overwhelmed by the GMO debate and bamboozled by company ads, please read 7 Really Good Reasons to Rethink GMOs. We've distilled the most credible, up-to-date evidence (see our citations in the link below). Given the complexity and dynamism of this issue we will continue to accept feedback: info@smallplanet.org. We'd also be thrilled to hear if you find our GMO Fact Sheet useful. Thank you!

Updated October 14, 2013

We know how to grow enough food without harmful chemicals! Please have a look at our Agroecology Fact Sheet.

We hope you find it useful. Please feel free to share the fact sheet with your friends, students, and community. As always, we welcome your feedback. Thank you!

Updated October 22, 2012

Ever wonder what is the real benefit of shopping and eating organic? To answer this question, we've broken the subject down in our Organic Agriculture Fact Sheet. Stick it on your fridge as a reminder, share it with your local market and your friends, or use it as a teaching aid.

A market economy and capitalism are synonymous – or at least joined at the hip. That’s what most Americans grow up assuming. But it is not necessarily so. Capitalism –control by those supplying the capital in order to return wealth to shareholders – is only one way to drive a market.

Granted, it is hard to imagine another possibility for how an economy could work …in the abstract. It helps to have a real-life example.

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