Energy Belongs In Public Hands

By Sandy Hager, Joseph Baines and Miriam Brett, Tribune Magazine. -

Already reeling from the turmoil of Covid-19 and the complex challenges posed by Brexit, the UK economy is facing yet another crisis: extraordinary spikes in wholesale electricity and gas prices. [...]

Localization: Taking Climate Action Beyond The COP

By Local Futures, Popular Resistance. -

As the world looks towards COP26 for climate action, a newly launched guide shows individuals, communities and policymakers how to make a real hands-on difference in their own [...]

Democratise Central Banks

By Grace Blakeley, Tribune Magazine. -

In the US, two senior central bank officials recently stepped down after concerns were raised about their trading activities during the pandemic. Robert Kaplan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve [...]

Green Mountain Spinnery And Flat Iron Cooperative

By Ebony Gustave, Grassroots Economic Organizing. -

Green Mountain Spinnery is a 40 year old cooperative based in rural Vermont. They mill high quality yarns made in the U.S., support regional sheep farming, and develop ways of producing natural [...]

How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Support A Green New Deal

By Wan R. Smith and Philip Fracica, Nonprofit Quarterly. -

Today, as President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill is debated in Congress, it’s worth recalling that this isn’t the first time the US has faced an infrastructure deficit. “By the [...]

Platform Co-op Plans Revolution For Online Tutoring And Teaching

By Anca Voinea, TheNews.coop. -

With schools across the world shutting due to Covid-19, e-learning has become an increasingly popular option around the world – but while this has increased platform revenues, teachers’ pay has [...]

How We Can Place The Wellbeing Economy At The Heart Of Our Cities

By Nadine Maarhuis, Sustainable Urban Delta. -

Once upon a time, the growth of a country’s Gross Domestic Product would actually lead to social progress. In the first few decades after the Second World War, growth was invested in collective [...]

For Small Farms Surviving The Pandemic, Co-ops Are A Lifeline

By Lisa Held, Civil Eats. -

Ian Colburn, Zoey Fink, and Casey Holland all operate small, diversified farms in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. The farmers already had plants in the ground in March when they realized [...]

Informal Workers Have The Tools To Build Better Cities Post-Crisis

By Jenna Harvey, Next City. -

On November 2020, New York City street vendors from the Street Vendor Project marched over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in force – food carts, multilingual signs and musical instruments in hand – [...]

Money Is Made Up

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

Have you ever noticed how online capitalism cultists who condescendingly tell socialists they "just don't understand economics" are always unable to lucidly defend their own understanding of [...]

How To Unlearn Capitalism Through Cooperative Ownership

By Willa Köerner, Pioneer Works. -

In the context of user-generated content platforms, the coop model is just such a natural fit. One of the principle questions that made a cooperative model feel relevant is this idea of, “Who's [...]

The Case For The Financial Transaction Tax

By Lenore Palladino, The Appeal. -

For most Americans, what threatens health also threatens wealth. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, with millions suddenly facing hunger, unemployment, [...]

Baltimore Is Democratizing The Economy, One Pint At A Time

By Oscar Perry Abello, Next City. -

On your first day working at Taharka Brothers, a majority-Black-owned ice cream maker in Baltimore, you can join the flavor committee and help create flavors like the limited holiday edition [...]

A Common Platform: Reimagining Data And Platforms

By Thomas Hanna, Mathew Lawrence and Nils Peters, The Next System. -

On October 20, 2020, the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust action against Google, the first step in what might be one of the biggest anti-monopoly cases of this century. With Google [...]

Report: America’s Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It

By Virgil McDill, Institute for Local Self Reliance. -

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America’s monopoly problem is bigger than you might think.  While last year’s Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report [...]