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We Need a New Economic System

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 – An Alternative for Youth

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.

It’s time for a new political and economic system – A conversation with Gar Alperovitz

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?

10 Lessons from Kenya's Remarkable Cooperatives

For many people concerned about inequality in the United States, cooperatives represent a beacon of hope.

Start-ups: Lambs and Corner Stores

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.

Steps Toward a New World: Four Co-ops that Are Building a New Economy

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.

Spain's CIC Tries to Build a New Economy from the Ground Up

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.

How Worker Co-ops are Moving Beyond Capitalism

The explosion of worker cooperatives in recent years has social justice organizers talking.

What If Uber Were a Unionized, Worker-Owned Co-Op? These Denver Cabbies Are Making It Happen

What it boils down to is ensuring an equal emphasis on the “worker” and “owner” of being a worker-owner.

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