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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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October 3, 2016

A Cooperative Manifesto

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Cooperative development is the most important social change work that a person can do.

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May 27, 2014

Black Co-ops Were A Method of Economic Survival

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Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about her research into the history of African-American co-ops.

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January 22, 2024

Transform Finance: An Interview with Curt Lyon

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Transform Finance Executive Director Curt Lyon talks with Jim, Matt, and Josh about their work educating investors about ways to support businesses with a focus on worker empowerment.

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December 18, 2023

The Process of Consumption and the Means of Achieving Well Being

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In the previous sections we examined the processes of production and circulation, laying out the foundations of their respective general theories. We now turn to the central questions of a general theory of economic consumption.

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October 16, 2023

The Masters in Management: Co-operatives and Credit Unions Program Turns 20

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The International Centre for Co-operative Management offers management education in a multi-sectoral format that brings managers from producer, worker, and consumer co-ops and credit unions. The students learn together and share their models of co-operation. The result is a dynamic and engaging educational program that creates a unique management paradigm for the co-operative enterprise model.

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October 12, 2023

Turning Up the Cooperation with Louder Than Ten

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Rachel and Travis of Vancouver's Louder Than Ten worker cooperative talk with Josh about their business and why they decided to make the conversion to a worker co-op.

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October 9, 2023

Cooperative Enterprise and Market Economy: Chapter 8

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Chapter eight of Cooperative Enterprise and Market Economy.

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September 11, 2023

Cooperative Enterprise and Market Economy: Chapter 7

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In this chapter, Luis Razeto proposes a system of proportional voting in an organizational structure in which decision-making power and participation are distributed differentially, based on member contributions, in accordance with criteria of efficiency, justice, and democratic participation.

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August 17, 2023

Manifesto for Wholesome Cooperation: A Sociocratic Perspective

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The cooperative approach of Mondragon and many others found revolutionary success in granting workers the sovereignty to shape their workplace. But dynamic governance extends more broadly: it empowers every participant to transform their immediate environment, making each of us direct co-creators of our own shared reality.

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July 27, 2023

Discussing Labor Weighting in Worker Co-ops

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Matt and Josh discuss Luis Razeto's suggestion for weighting hours in a worker cooperative, presented in his book Cooperative Enterprise and Market Economy.