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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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November 21, 2022

Growing Worker Co-ops in Vermont

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Bret Keisling is joined by worker-owners Alex Fischer and Andrew Stachiw who discuss USFWC's (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives) efforts to network and grow worker co-ops in Vermont to further societal goals including economic, racial, and social justice, and working in business as anti-capitalists.

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November 14, 2022

FOOD COOP in Metaphors

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The message conveyed by the film Food Coop, from the perspective of the metaphors used by the members of the PSFC to describe their experience of the organization, is one of complexity.

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November 10, 2022

An Introduction to Some Common Business Models

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Nathan Brown of Co-op Culture discusses some common types of business model.

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November 3, 2022

The Cost of Not Going Co-op

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Cooperative ownership offers a way for residents to not only have a say in their community’s decision-making, but also to prevent rent hikes and keep their housing costs affordable.

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October 31, 2022

The Solidarity Economy Experiments of Indonesia's Peasant and Fisher Movements

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Examining several solidarity economy projects by farming and fishing communities, this paper seeks to evaluate the limits and achievements of such experiments. Tentatively, it argues that these experiments offer possibilities for a democratic and sustainable arrangement of communal ownership and resource allocation. However, these practices remain limited to the local level. Through this inquiry, this study hopes to intervene dispossession- and oligarchy-centric explanations of Indonesia’s rural political economy.

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October 27, 2022

Noise

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What Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, and Cass Sunstein's new book Noise has to offer for decision making in cooperatives.

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October 24, 2022

Teaching Solidarity: Popular Education in Grassroots U.S. Social Movements

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How one program tried and failed to carve out autonomous "free space" within a large affordable housing non-profit.