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Cooperatives

When the workers are the owners.

Cooperation Law for a Sharing Economy Cooperation Law for a Sharing Economy
by Janelle Orsi
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 Invest in the Sock Exchange—and Other Ways to Join the Sharing Revolution
by Jeremy Adam Smith
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 Resilient Ideas: Return of the Mercantile
by Tiffany Ran
How a small town in Wyoming replaced a dying downtown with a community-owned shopping hub.
A Different Kind of Ownership Society A Different Kind of Ownership Society
by Marjorie Kelly, Shanna Ratner
Innovative strategies for cooperative local ownership make it possible for prosperity to be shared as well as sustainable.
The Evergreen Cooperatives The Evergreen Cooperatives
The Evergreen Cooperatives see themselves as a new model of economic development.
Building a Solidarity Economy Building a Solidarity Economy
by Annie McShiras
How can one small childcare cooperative help create an economy founded on teamwork, social justice, and democracy?
Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard, Steve Dubb
Rust-belt to recovery through worker-owned business and city, hospital, and university cooperation.
Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride     Out a Downturn Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn
by Georgia Kelly, Shaula Massena
Mondragón Cooperative Corporation: Look who makes the profits.
Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can  Own Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can Own
by James Trimarco, Jill Bamburg
A South Bronx worker co-op turns trash into treasure.
New Economy, New Ways to Work New Economy, New Ways to Work
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 Ideas for a Better Food System :: Processing
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 Create Your Own Workplace
by Layla Aslani
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 Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Call
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 Building Autonomy, One Co-op at a Time
by Michael Fox
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 7 Cool Companies
by Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb, Ted Howard
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.
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