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Seizing the Moment: Catalyzing Big Growth for Worker Co-ops

Given the current groundswell of interest in cooperatives, organizers of worker cooperatives have a window of opportunity in the United States to propel our sector to the next level.

Will Co-ops Spark a New Civil Rights Movement?

While the words “co-op” and “civil rights” do not commonly appear in the same sentence, with more than 300 cooperative and social justice activists gathered in Jackson, Mississippi, last weekend, the question was hard to avoid.

Cooperative Movement Should Embrace Discussion of Systemic Issues

Andrew McLeod recently wrote an excellent and thoughtful response to my article (with Gar Alperovitz) on Mondragón and issues of systemic design. In an effort to continue the constructive dialogue around this important topic, I offer this rejoinder.

Cooperative Movement Should Engage Government Cautiously

Current events illustrate the potential unintended consequences of subordinating market-based cooperative organizing into economic planning...

Seven Job Creation Strategies for Shareable Cities

Sharing is also at the heart of the employment model that is designed to keep wealth and jobs in the community: cooperatives.

Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for Everyone

Farmer-philosopher Wendell Berry defines economy this way: “I mean not economics but economy, the making of the human household upon the earth; the arts of adapting kindly the many, many human households to the earth’s many eco-systems and human neighborhoods.”

Worker Ownership as inclusive capitalism

Inclusive capitalism may not sell well with professors and pundits, but it appears to have some genuine appeal at the grass roots with “Main Street” business owners and across a surprisingly wide spectrum of political opinion.

How the Power of Cooperation Transformed a Vacant Lot in South Chicago

“Communication, collaboration, cooperation—those are skills, not just words,” said Salim Al-Nurridinn, founder of the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois, while standing at the gate of the Cooperation Operation (Coop Op).

Introducing 24 Ways to Invest Locally - tips 1-4

 It's New Economy Week. Want some ideas on how to make real changes in your local economy?

Why open governance and scalable leadership matter

We must look into the creation of new management and governance models that are more horizontal, informal and cooperative.

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