The history of American communes is one of imperfect people trying to make a perfect place.
The pandemic has changed what we mean by “restaurant” to include market hybrids, more takeout, less brick-and-mortar—and more restaurants that want to upend the hierarchy that defines dining out.
The Grubhub model is here to stay. But community-based delivery services could be lifelines for small restaurants battling huge commission fees.
Alternative currencies can be a vehicle for local power and justice.
Because of their unorthodox ownership structures, cooperatively owned businesses don’t fit neatly into most lenders’ boxes. So one group decided to build their own source of funding.
Gig workers like flexibility, but get no benefits. Employees get the reverse (usually). There’s a better way with platform cooperatives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt communities all over Mexico. But a network of Indigenous artisans is finding a way to survive during the shutdown.
The trans and undocumented Latinas who started the Mirror Beauty Cooperative want it to be a model for equal pay and worker-ownership.
“Imagine your neighbor stole your cow. A few weeks later the neighbor comes over, laden with remorse, to offer a sincere apology and a promise to make it right. The
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
A coming wave of Baby Boomer retirements threatens the survival of many small businesses. This initiative is making employee-ownership a more viable option.