I’m Nathan Schneider, a writer, editor, and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. I’ve published a book each on God and the Occupy movement. Writing articles for a variety of publications—like Harper’s, The Nation, Vice, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Catholic Worker—keeps my notebooks filled. The column I write for the Catholic weekly America feeds my faith. Editing the online religion magazine Killing the Buddha keeps me odd, and Waging Nonviolence, a publication I co-founded, keeps me up on struggles for justice around the world. I suppose what I’m after is the chronicling of ideas, of perfect worlds, of ordinary imaginations in practice. My method is speculative. Every word is hypothesis—while recognizing fearfully that with even the most casual remark we are building ourselves and our world irrevocably.
By Resilience.org Staff, Resilience.org
Due to editorial holiday, there will be very light posting from Monday 24th June to Friday 28th June. Normal posting will resume on Monday lst July. …
By Nathan Schneider, P2P Blog
I frequently encounter a notion, among those drawn to cooperatives, that a cooperative should be an amorphous, faceless collective in which old-world skills and norms of leadership can be discarded.
By Michel Bauwens, Nathan Schneider, Commons Transition
Cooperatives are a way of introducing people to a radical vision of the commons that also includes familiar stuff like Visa, Associated Press, and the credit union down the street. But I wouldn’t claim cooperatives are sufficient. They’re a starting point, a gateway to more diverse and widespread commoning.
By Nathan Schneider, P2P Foundation
There are two stories commonly told about robots these days. One is that, in the not-too-distant future, some enormous percentage of jobs currently being done by people will be taken over by computers, and the workers will be left twiddling their thumbs. The other is that, like past periods of technological change, job markets will simply evolve, and new, better things will arise for us to do. The truth is neither – and everything in between.
By Nathan Schneider, Open Democracy
Governments should recognize that cooperative platforms will mean more wealth staying in their communities and serving their constituents. Rather than trying (and failing) to say “no” to the likes of Uber, platform co-ops are something public institutions can say “yes” to.
By Nathan Schneider, YES! magazine
Loomio is part of a new wave of entrepreneurs figuring out how to finance a more democratic, values-centered online economy.
By Nathan Schneider, Shareable
For many people concerned about inequality in the United States, cooperatives represent a beacon of hope.
By Nathan Schneider, Shareable
People are tired of seeing their communities treated like commodities, and they're looking for ways to build platforms of their own.
By Nathan Schneider, Occupy.com
Ever since I wrote a book about Occupy Wall Street, I’ve often found myself on the receiving end of people asking, “What happened to Occupy, anyway?”