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When the workers are the owners.

Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work
How worker-owned businesses from Cleveland to Spain are nurturing life and jobs outside the corporate framework.
Preventing the Fall of Rome Preventing the Fall of Rome
by Gar Alperovitz
Gar Alperovitz: Why transformative change to the economic system is needed and how it might be accomplished.
Our Co-Owned Future Our Co-Owned Future
by Gar Alperovitz
Gar Alperovitz: From health care to jobs to community development, why the future will be cooperative.
2012: The Year of the Cooperative 2012: The Year of the Cooperative
by Jessica Reeder
How an old business model is finding new relevance all over the world.
Green Jobs Calling Green Jobs Calling
by Madeline Ostrander
The citizens of two cities are finding the customers, finances, and skills to put together green jobs.
Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It
by Susan Arterian Chang
How worker co-ops are expanding despite the rust-belt economy.
Reinventing Cleveland Reinventing Cleveland
One of the poorest cities in the nation is reinvesting in itself with a model for a localized economy.
Slower Living for a Rooted Future Slower Living for a Rooted Future
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the "Slow Living Summit" about building sustainable economies everywhere.
Chocolate Country Chocolate Country
Video: A happy tale of the success of a cacao cooperative in the Dominican Republic.
The Old Economy’s Not Coming Back. So What’s Next? The Old Economy’s Not Coming Back. So What’s Next?
by Gar Alperovitz
We can't go back, and we really don't want to. We're witnessing the birth of something better: a new economy where livelihoods that are just, sustainable, and meaningful will be available to all.
Austin: Learning to Run a Cooperative Austin: Learning to Run a Cooperative
Video: David Brancaccio visits the owners of Yo Mama's Catering Cooperative.
Cleveland: Industrial-Sized Co-ops Cleveland: Industrial-Sized Co-ops
Video: David Brancaccio learns how the co-op community is growing.
10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
by Sarah van Gelder
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
Boat-to-Table Fishing CSAs Catching On Boat-to-Table Fishing CSAs Catching On
by Ellen Tyler, Daniel Fireside
Do you know who your fisherman is?
People We Love :: Humberto Ríos Labrada People We Love :: Humberto Ríos Labrada
by Kelly Shea
Helping farmers restore biodiversity in Cuba
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