From the Deep South to the West Coast, these entrepreneurs are making sure jobs and dollars grow—and stay—in places hardest hit by hurricanes, poverty, and gentrification.
Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
“As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives.
Local economies can be strengthened through the large purchasing power of local institutions. Here’s how the nation's second largest school district is doing it.
From California to Mississippi, people are organizing to build local power and are seeing major victories. How do we support and encourage their work?
How do we transition to an economy powered by renewable energy without leaving the workers employed by fossil fuel companies behind?
If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economomics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.