When the workers are the owners.
Cooperation Law for a Sharing Economy
by Janelle Orsiposted Sep 23, 2010
- A new sharing economy is emerging—but how does it fit within our legal system?
Invest in the Sock Exchange—and Other Ways to Join the Sharing Revolution
by Jeremy Adam Smithposted Sep 17, 2010
- When we share as much stuff as possible, we walk more lightly on the earth and often improve our quality of life.
Resilient Ideas: Return of the Mercantile
by Tiffany Ranposted Sep 09, 2010
- How a small town in Wyoming replaced a dying downtown with a community-owned shopping hub.
A Different Kind of Ownership Society
by Marjorie Kelly, Shanna Ratnerposted Aug 03, 2010
- Innovative strategies for cooperative local ownership make it possible for prosperity to be shared as well as sustainable.
The Evergreen Cooperatives
posted Oct 29, 2009
- The Evergreen Cooperatives see themselves as a new model of economic development.
Building a Solidarity Economy
by Annie McShirasposted Oct 15, 2009
- How can one small childcare cooperative help create an economy founded on teamwork, social justice, and democracy?
Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard, Steve Dubbposted Jun 05, 2009
- Rust-belt to recovery through worker-owned business and city, hospital, and university cooperation.
Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn
by Georgia Kelly, Shaula Massenaposted Jun 05, 2009
- Mondragón Cooperative Corporation: Look who makes the profits.
Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can Own
by James Trimarco, Jill Bamburgposted Jun 05, 2009
- A South Bronx worker co-op turns trash into treasure.
New Economy, New Ways to Work
posted Jun 05, 2009
- Worker co-ops are enjoying a resurgence. And instead of flying off to distant shareholders, the profits go to the worker/owners who keep them circulating close to home.
Ideas for a Better Food System :: Processing
posted Feb 13, 2009
- The women of Georgia Southern Alternatives Agriculture Co-op are providing jobs for young women by independently processing and selling their pecans.
Create Your Own Workplace
by Layla Aslaniposted Jul 29, 2008
- Cooperative businesses allow employee-owners to receive all the benefits of their work—and their jobs can't get out-sourced or downsized. Layla Aslani shows how low-income women are starting cooperative businesses, becoming their own bosses, and creating lasting prosperity for themselves and their families.
Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Callposted May 22, 2008
- NAFTA was sold as a win-win. After 14 years of losing, Mexican farmers are making their own trade rules—fair ones.
Building Autonomy, One Co-op at a Time
by Michael Foxposted Nov 07, 2007
- Over 20,000 member families live in cooperatively owned housing in Uruguay. The co-ops are not just housing members, but also involving them in social politics, management and organization. And they are working to spread the concept across the Americas.
7 Cool Companies
by Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb, Ted Howardposted Jul 29, 2007
- 7 of the best current models for changing who owns, controls and benefits from business. Profits can flow to workers, consumers or the community - not just outside investors. And these businesses succeed.