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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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April 30, 2014

Black Farming, Self Determination and Resilience

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Dr. Monica White talks about her research into Black farming.

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July 29, 2021

Italy's Worker Buyouts in Times of Crisis

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A report on the factors that lead to Worker Buyouts of failing firms and those without succession plans in Italy.

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July 26, 2021

On Worker Cooperatives

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Niki Okuk, COO of RCO Tires cooperative, discusses the tribulations and the successes of doing business as a worker co-op.

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July 22, 2021

The Uncommon Knowledge of Elinor Ostrom

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In the 1970s, the accepted environmental thinking was that overpopulation was destroying the earth. Prominent economists and environmentalists agreed that the only way to stem the tide was to impose restrictions on how we used resources, such as land, water, and fish, from either the free market or the government. This notion was upended by Elinor Ostrom, whose work to show that regular people could sustainably manage their community resources eventually won her the Nobel Prize. Ostrom’s revolutionary proposition fundamentally changed the way we think about environmental governance.

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July 19, 2021

Support for Support Teams

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A suggested structure to address when members need help with meeting basic needs, but find it awkward to ask for it.

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July 15, 2021

Remaking the Economy

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NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at the workplace of today while exploring how our work lives might be transformed to support health and wellbeing, promote restorative justice, and provide not just “jobs” but livelihoods.

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July 1, 2021

Rethinking the Farming Economy

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A Vermont nonprofit is connecting independent farms with buyers and distributors, reducing food surplus and working to eliminate food insecurity.

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June 28, 2021

Tactics for a Cooperative Digital Commons

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We discuss how software is a commons, what the cooperative movement can learn from Silicon Valley, and how cooperative tech projects can scale up.

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June 21, 2021

The Banker Ladies

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The Banker Ladies tells the stories of Ginelle, Aisha and Mabinty, three Black women in Toronto creating diverse financial services for their communities through Rotating Saving and Credit Associations (ROSCAs).