It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity: Selling to employees can yield a better price, preserve a legacy, keep jobs and profits local—and maybe even eradicate inequality.
For nearly 20 years, the residents of this mostly African American Greensboro community had nowhere to shop for food. They tried to attract a big-box grocery store; when that didn’t work, they started their own.
A co-op training program in Brooklyn could serve as a model for other cities looking to combat the effects of gentrification for long-time residents.
Learn how to turn any business into a worker-owned cooperative with this checklist.
A New York City co-op raises $1.2 million in pledges to fight gentrification and provide affordable rent for local business owners.
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Exactly how much difference do “new economy” organizations make? Economists looked into it, and here are a few of their results.
After years of work as a climate activist, Keith Harrington decided to get a degree in economics. Now, he’s working to transform the field.
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition?
Reading is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest cities. Can its residents turn things around by building a more democratic economy?
Organizations that aim to reduce the use of toxic chemicals have long focused on shutting down offending businesses. But this story from Boston shows another way.