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16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

 The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Here are some of the most interesting and innovative worker cooperatives around.

Building Economic Democracy & Radical Inclusivity

We spoke with Aaron about the transformative power of grassroots organizing and leadership development, the prison-industrial complex, participatory budgeting, and more...

Sowing the Seeds of a New Economy

Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting?

Open Source, Time Banks, Fablabs - Welcome to the "Irrational" Economy

 The idea that people may actually choose to cooperate with each other in managing important resources, and to reap their gains in nonmonetary forms, is “irrational” to economists.

Breaching the monetary Matrix: Five exercises to help you understand money

Like everyone else you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch, a prison for your mind.

Working for a Shareable Future

This interview with Mira Luna of Shareable offers important lessons from connecting and scaling up the sharing economy movement.

Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit

In the south of Spain, the street is the collective living room.

What Does a Post-Growth Economy Look Like?

No respectable person in American politics dares to question the virtue of economic growth even though it is increasingly clear that life on Earth will collapse if current patterns of extraction and consumption continue. So what is the responsible path forward?

US Cities Building Community Wealth and Cooperative Local Economies

Exciting news from Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, Austin, Texas and Richmond, Virginia.

Indigenous Ideas About “Living Well” Can Help Heal the Planet

What is “vivir bien,” and why is it relevant now?

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