New Economy Week: Topics of Conversation
Oct 10, 2014
- On each of the five days of New Economy Week, we’ll be hosting articles, essays, and public conversation about one aspect of the new economy. We’ll link to all five days from this page.
Workers in Maine Buy Out Their Jobs, Set an Example for the Nation
by Rob Brown, Noemi Giszpenc, Brian Van SlykeSep 30, 2014
- For the new worker-owners of the Island Employee Cooperative, the transformation into a co-op will create profound changes in their lives.
Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op
Aug 21, 2014
- What does it take to keep a massive co-op growing? Find out in this video profile of the people behind Cooperative Health Care Associates.
How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
by Laura FlandersAug 14, 2014
- Cooperative Home Care Associates' 2,300 workers enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. With an investment of $1.2 million into the cooperative sector, New York City is hoping to build on the group's success.
Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big
by Scott GastJul 02, 2014
- His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
Worker-Owned Co-ops Get $1 Million in NYC Spending
by Liz PleasantJun 27, 2014
- New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Will Jackson, Miss., Be the New Co-op Capital of the South?
May 23, 2014
- Three months after the death of Jackson's radical mayor, the city's residents are working to make his vision of cooperative economics a reality.
This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists
May 12, 2014
- "Pretty soon they're using it to travel downtown and expand their understanding of the community they live in."
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
by Laura FlandersApr 01, 2014
- Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Mondragón and the System Problem
by Gar Alperovitz, Thomas M. HannaMar 24, 2014
- Among the lessons of a major cooperative business' bankruptcy: The success of big co-ops might depend on things like radically reforming transportation and other parts of the larger economy.
Infographic: A Guided Tour of the New Economy
Mar 03, 2014
- What will the transition to a "new economy" really look like? To find out, explore this interactive infographic from the group New England New Economy Transition.
A Year After Sandy, a Co-op Alliance Could Bring Jobs Back to the Rockaways
by Laura FlandersOct 29, 2013
- Last year, Sandy massively disrupted of some of the East Coast’s neighborhood economies. But worker-owned cooperatives are creating jobs with real wealth and meaning.
Co-Op Academy Teaches Workers to Build Green and Cooperative Businesses
Aug 14, 2013
- GRITtv's Laura Flanders speaks with the founder of the program and takes you inside one of its classes.
Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young: A New Economy for Present Times
Jul 05, 2013
- Laura Flanders interviews the directors of Shift Change, a film about the cooperative business movement.
Worker-Owned Window Factory Opens for Business
May 09, 2013
- When the company known as Republic Windows and Doors closed its Chicago factory, the workers raised the money to buy back the company themselves. The worker-owned cooperative they formed opens today.