Reshaping / by Nick Ierodiaconou reports on the story of collective sacrifice among the staff of Beth Israel hospital in order to save their colleagues' jobs. Bottom-up activity of this sort often comes up against the free rider problem, but this seems to not be a deal-breaker in small, close-knit communities like the employees of a hospital.

Also, How the Crash Will Reshape America is an essay by Richard Florida (known for putting forward the idea of a creative class). It is a lengthy piece, but full of interesting insights about cities, towns, suburbs, and the economies they support.