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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

What We Don't Talk about When We Talk about Work

What I rarely hear is the testimony of worker-owners to the fact that they jointly own a workplace which quite simply brings them joy and satisfaction. This is not merely one more feature of worker coops—in some ways, I think it’s almost the whole point.

We are here talking about the real-world possibility of creating something which sounds very utopian: liberatory workplaces! A contradiction in terms, many would claim!

But as economist Kenneth Boulding used to like to say, anything that exists is possible. Meaning: If you can find a particular activity going on in the world, that indicates it is viable, a real option elsewhere in the world.

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