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Had Hurricane Harvey raked central Texas last year, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members near the San Marcos River might have waited up to 10 days to get power back.

Brendan Martin (The Working World) shares how exploring different models of ownership can have ripple effects across economies and bring humanity into businesses. Worker cooperatives and other models of shared ownership, he says, bring a sense of agency to workers and allow each person who contributes to collective success to experience the benefits of that success.

The unemployment rate for working-age people with disabilities in 2012 was 15%, compared with a rate of 8% for working age individuals without disabilities. This substantial disparity have persisted despite years of technological advances that have made it possible for many people with disabilities to apply for and successfully perform a broad array of jobs.

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