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 [...]

The Art Of The Legal Hack

By David Bollier. -

In our legal system -- designed to protect private property, individual rights, and market exchange – it can actually be very difficult to share things legally. Attorney Janelle Orsi found this [...]

Canada’s Housing Co-ops Find Success Despite Covid-19 Challenges

By Anca Voinea, News Coop. -

Housing co-ops in Canada remain positive about the future, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 this year. A recent survey conducted by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF [...]

Blockchains: Building Blocks Of A Post-Capitalist Future?

By Hannes Gerhardt, ROAR Magazine. -

On a small boat off the coast of Thailand fishermen take stock of their haul for the day. They whip out a phone, open an app and record essential information regarding the amount of fish caught, [...]

An Indigenous Māori View Of Doughnut Economics

By Juhi Shareef, Resilience.org. -

Working in sustainability, one understands that context is key. When we fail to identify or understand the nuanced, complex, systemic and local context of a situation, the best-intentioned [...]