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Degrowth, Sustainability, and Tackling Global Inequalities

One of the provocations the degrowth movement offers is whether true sustainability, one planet living, actually implies a rejection of the affluent consumer way.

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.

Contemporary Crisis and Workers Control

It was beyond the imagination of most workers and scholars in industrialized countries that workers would or could occupy their companies and run them on their own.

It’s Time to Get Serious About Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems

It is time to begin a real conversation — locally, nationally and at all levels — about what a genuine alternative beyond corporate capitalism and state socialism would look like, and how we would build it.

Civil Power and the Partner State: A Social Solidarity Economy Response to Austerity in Greece

I want to speak today about a crisis that has gripped Europe, and the western democracies, over the last 30 years.

From basic income to social dividends: sharing the value of common resources

It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.

Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya

If you followed the recent trial of Ross Ulbricht, the Bitcoin entrepreneur convicted of money laundering and drug trafficking through the notorious "Silk Road" website, the commercial use of alternative currencies might sound a little nefarious.

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

One of the most exciting new economy efforts in the US is the New Economy Coalition (NEC), made up of more than one hundred organizations (including Transition US)...

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