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More Legal Innovations for Beating the Bounds

There are a number of legal and organizational innovations transforming co-operatives these days, making them moreoriented to commoning and the common good than just marketplace success.

Legal Innovations in Beating the Bounds

The point of this section is to identify specific initiatives that are trying to transform the legal paradigm or carve out new “protected zones” of enforceable rights within existing legal frameworks.

Reinventing Law for the Commons: Introduction

Although it is customary for mainstream economists and politicians to consider the commons a failed management regime – the “tragedy of the commons” – it is in fact a pervasive and highly generative system for meeting people’s needs.

The Simpler Way: Economics of Happiness   

The full length interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge from the upcoming documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”

University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he's standing up to tar sands extraction.

Alternatives to Capitalism

It is said that capitalism believes in competition but hates competitors. With this thoughtful book, Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright aim to strengthen the resources of anti-capitalist politics against the charge that ‘there is no alternative’.

Own a Home in Just Four Years? This Co-Op Program Keeps Workers in the Neighborhood

Alex Cedeño quit renting two years ago. Now, he has just two years left until he owns his own home. And it’s all thanks to his employer, Evergreen Cooperatives.

Co-operatives Need to Confront Climate Chaos

The challenges for 2015 are the same ones we've failed as a movement to find solutions to, or even act on, for a very long time: climate change and the neoliberal politics of austerity.

Back to the Future for Work

What if we’re slowly, or not so slowly, giving up on the idea of work?

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong

The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of its debts.

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