If we want to reverse this trajectory — if we want an economy that delivers democratic rather than plutocratic outcomes — we need to democratize the economy.
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Worker cooperatives are rising, and youth are increasingly becoming a part of their success.
Self-Help by the People: A Short History of Cooperatives in Britain, With a Foray into the United States
This is the story of 175 years of successful self-help, of an international movement that built lasting economic institutions out of the pooled pennies of millions of working people.
Here’s our starting point: If you don’t like corporate capitalism or state socialism, then what do you want — and how do we get there?
For many people concerned about inequality in the United States, cooperatives represent a beacon of hope.
New Hope’s vision is to develop a network of small, cooperatively owned farms that will eventually be the supply chain for small, cooperatively owned corner stores in the East Bay with healthy food products.
Seeing high unemployment, activists from various social movements have decided that since the contemporary system cannot provide them with jobs, they’ll create them outside of it.
The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the past five years.
The explosion of worker cooperatives in recent years has social justice organizers talking.
What it boils down to is ensuring an equal emphasis on the “worker” and “owner” of being a worker-owner.