Should checkerboard revolutionaries let their preference for incremental, open-ended process get in the way of opportunities for concrete, society-wide progress?
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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.”
Regional cooperative development based on grass-rooted practitioner wisdom has become more than an aspiration...
So what might a commons-based economy actually look like in its broadest dimensions, and how might we achieve it?
What ultimately fuels me to be part of the Ferguson uprising and the solidarity economy movement is a firm belief that people have the right to control the decisions that affect their lives--call it self-determination, democracy, social justice, whatever you will.
In 2014 the United States was amongst those that joined forces as an international network focusing on REconomy which is now 11 countries strong. These hubs have been assessing the potential to initiate some REconomy-type activity in each place.
I sense that everyone involved in REconomy, and in Transition, knows this feeling of being empowered to act.
We are often asked "what would a Transition local government look like?" It's a complex question, but one Council taking a pioneering approach to its local economy is Preston in Lancashire.
Imagine going to a shop, borrowing anything you like, and returning it when you're finished.
If a Basic Income is indeed a Good Thing, then new currencies will increasingly seek to build it into their design from the outset.