“For What’s It’s Worth,” the 1967 Buffalo Springfield song as lyrical, close-up, socio-economic observation, still resonates.
Articles: cooperatives (77)
The move to a new economy is underway, whether we like it or not.
Over the past 20 years, the existence of common spaces, places of social debate and pretty much everything involving citizenship has been erased in a conscious and ideologically-directed manner.
Our whole economy is built on financing things for privatized benefit.
Let's try to get both a firm grasp and a large perspective on "regional co-operative/solidarity economic development," and what it has to do with “advancing the development of worker co-operatives.”
Co-operatives (housing, energy, food and worker) act in opposition to the ruthlessness of capitalism, and provide security, opportunity and positivity to those involved with them.
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.
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?