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The Sum is More Than the Parts

Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?

Beyond the Neoliberal University: Lessons from Mondragón University and 1930s CUNY

University governance is approaching a critical juncture.

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bike Shops and Brewers

While the investment cooperatives that have formed in northeast Minneapolis and in Sangudo have relied primarily on the resources of the communities starting them, both initiatives have also benefited from favorable state and provincial policies.

Ownership & Business Models as Social & Ideological Battlefields

The creation of what we now call capitalism, with its deification of private property and free...markets, has been a conscious project spanning a number of centuries.

A Fair Share: Worker Cooperatives and the Growth of Shared Capitalism

A growing number of business owners are making the decision to turn over ownership to their employees.

What is the Commons Transition? (According to the Sustainable Economies Law Center)

To me, a commons transition speaks to the process of communities progressively controlling and self-governing more and more of their collective resources, by and for themselves and future generations.

How One Neighborhood in Seoul Sparked a Movement of Urban Villages

What began as a childcare coop in Seoul, South Korea has grown into a cooperative, urban village and sparked a national movement of urban villages.

$5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison

I have to say that of all the different political and social organizations that I have been involved with recently, the co-op groups are easily the youngest, sharpest and most energized groups around.

Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3

Community Land Trusts, JAK, CoopHab and the WiR Co-operative Bank demonstrate today that there are viable ways to deliver access to land and money as a democratic commons that eliminates usury.

Cooperatives and the Next Clothing Industry

Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an event to discuss the opportunities that our local clothing economy can create...

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