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Hope For Imagining a World Beyond Corporate Control

The commons is not just a battlefield between corporate predators and those who resist them – it is also a source of hope for those willing to imagine a world beyond capitalism.

BikeSurf: Open Source Bikesharing Powered by Community

BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, and community,” fosters communication, encourages shared resources, and builds community.

How To Convert a Business into a Worker-owned Cooperative

Coops can be built from scratch, but they can also be created by converting existing businesses into worker-owned cooperatives.

A Call to Develop a Worker Cooperative Sector in New York City

Worker co-ops have the potential to address many of the immoral and inefficient shortcomings of capitalist workplaces.

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.

Collapse? Maybe not.

In a previous post I argued that economic contraction is necessary and in fact underway. Is this "Collapse" -- that scary term that so many authors love to throw around?

New Tech as a Force Multiplier and Equalizer: Bootstrapping the Alternative Economy

New Tech… explores the untapped potential of an alternative economy to dismantle and supplant the Moloch Capitalism of our current economic arrangement with a federation of cooperatives and networked open-source micro-manufacturing.

Enough to Go Around: The Case for Community Currency

Today, with the global economy massively overextended and teetering on the edge of collapse, many are starting to look again at community-based currencies...

Democratising capital at scale: cooperative enterprise and beyond

Faced with spiralling social, economic and environmental problems, many people are turning to economic democracy for solutions. But what shape should this democracy take?

Pink pants, red herrings and life’s work (or: More than my job’s worth, part 2)

Well, what if miracles can happen? Trying to help trigger one would be rather an adventure wouldn’t it? Come to think of it, miracles are happening all over the place, right now.

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