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6 Ways We’re Already Leading an Economic Revolution

While progress is never strictly linear, I believe that we are beginning to see an accelerating development of the foundations for a system that looks a lot like the Pluralist Commonwealth, and a growing recognition of how they begin to fit together.

Can Cooperative Businesses Save Communities?

To stabilize their communities and rebuild the household wealth lost in the financial crisis, many Americans—particularly those in once decaying inner city neighborhoods—are turning to the model of co-operative businesses, which emphasize joint ownership by workers and democratic …

Co-operatives aren't Co-operatives unless they Co-operate with Each Other

High-tech tools of exploitation are being repurposed to build a fairer economy.

What is a Platform Co-op

The good news is that there is an alternative — one that places control and ownership of digital services into the hands of its users. It’s called a platform cooperative, or platform co-op.

CIC’s autonomous projects of collective initiatives: Calafou

One of the most interesting autonomous projects associated with the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC) is Calafou, the self-proclaimed “post-capitalist colony” which settled in 2011 in the ruins of an abandoned industrial village in the Catalan county of l’Anoia, about 65km …

Music, Solidarity and Community

On a small scale, Mousai is laying the foundation for what Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard calls a Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth.

The Working World: Funding Co-ops with Non-Extractive Capital

As more and more consumers get savvy about where they put their money, how do cooperatives expand their supply to meet the demand?

Berkeley Votes to Boost Co-op Economy In the Face of Gentrification

This month, Berkeley joined a growing number of cities across the country that are making it easier for co-ops to create jobs like Goldsmith’s.

Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today

"Instead of letting the conquerors tell the story, let the people who have been doing these collective survival strategies tell the story."

Pogonomics and Pope-onomics

The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose.

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