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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

place-based (local) economics

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August 8, 2022

How to Start a Bike Kitchen

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June 27, 2022

Unions and Co-ops: Gem City Market

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A look at a multi-stakeholder cooperative with a worker-owner member class and bylaws that state neutrality toward union formation.

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May 31, 2022

Book Review: Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society

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Yavor Tarinski’s Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society challenges your mind on the most significant questions such as direct democracy, de-growth, solidarity economy, and libertarian municipalism.

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May 26, 2022

The Global Movement for Localization

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Across the world, a quiet revolution is emerging. Countless grassroots groups, civil society organizations and individuals are coming together to forge a more hopeful path to the future: away from the destructive global consumer culture, towards healthy communities grounded in strong local economies.

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April 11, 2022

Retaining Rural Businesses through Conversion to Employee Ownership

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Employee ownership, particularly in the form of worker cooperatives, offers a solution for business transitions.

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March 3, 2022

How Grocery Co-ops Across New England Thrived Despite the Pandemic

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Grocery co-ops have grown during the pandemic, with overall sales increasing 10% during 2020, a year full of supply and social disruptions.

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January 10, 2022

Lessons from Venezuela's Social Economy

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Michael Lebowitz shares his perspective on the social economic models in Venezuela and Yugoslavia. Lebowitz highlights the importance of self-actualization through protagonism and how the most successful of these models focused on solidarity over self-interest.

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December 20, 2021

How to Start a Library of Things

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An interview with Gene Homicki, co-founder and CEO of myTurn, an online platform for managing libraries of things.

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November 22, 2021

Community Owned Real Estate

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Ebony Gustave interviews East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Executive Director Noni Sessions for the Cooperative Journal podcast.