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The Bipartisan Future of Work

Despite widely diverging Liberal, Conservative and Libertarian beliefs, 2016 change-voters united in recoiling against the incessant chipping away of shared founding principles, institutions and values. Both post- and pre-vote polls taken during the 2015-2016 campaign timeframe show that Trump and Sanders voters felt similarly alienated from America’s governing elites and their corporatist, rent-seeking policies widening unequal outcomes and opportunities. Notwithstanding,…

Neither Polemic, Redistributive, Protectionist, Elitist nor Expensive

There is no more transformational and now proven investment in human capital than greatly widened, deepened and inclusive “one worker, one vote” workplace ownership. With just a small amount of imagination but a great deal of concerted convening, America can have its all-inclusive, national rising-rebirth cake and eat it too through worker ownership policies and practices that are neither polemic,…

Do Three Imminent Regulatory Ripples a Worker Ownership Tidal Wave Make?

The Holy Grail for those preferring to work within the current predatory capitalist system rather than overthrow it is to combine market-based incentives with progressive but not redistributive policies. Given the vast, untapped waste lands of anachronistic and inequality-enabling U.S. tax, financial, labor and commerce regulations, it’s refreshing to note three new developments that can feed the evolving, aspirational “Ownership…

Labor Day in America

Obdurately like a species voting for its own extinction, American Democracy self-deports its founding values in exchange for a massive solidarity deficit with well-defined causes and victims but some emerging remedies. Four categories cry out for a national conversation this Labor Day: decaying civic culture, shareholders with more rights than stakeholders, comparative actuarial tables based on race and economic class,…

Ownership for All

Only 32 million American employees, about ten percent of the country, have some form of equity relationship with their workplaces. Despite intense economic populism positions taken during the 2015-2016 presidential campaigns by leading candidates from both parties; widespread, deepened, and more inclusive worker equity policies and practices are still adrift on the nation’s cutting room floor. This is no small…

What’s the Matter with Little England?

“The global economy remains stuck in a deflationary expansion of minimal growth and minimal rates and electorates are increasingly voting in the developed world against wage deflation, high unemployment, immigration and inequality.” Merrill Lynch investors note, Monday, June 27, 2016 Post-Brexit sociopolitical psychoanalysis cannot be fully served without rehashing the relevance of Thomas Frank’s 2004 benchmarking literary diagnosis, “What’s the…

Ending the Disgrace Through Widespread Worker Ownership

Recombined excerpts from Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Bernie Sanders, Speech to Supporters, on Thursday, June 16th, 2016, with comments by Michael A. Peck, 1worker1vote.org co-founder and executive director: “Real change never takes place from the top down, or in the living rooms of wealthy campaign contributors. It always occurs from the bottom on up – when tens of millions of…

It’s never too late to do something different.

“It’s never too late to do something different.” is how Christina Jaus summed up her comments leading up to her Left Forum panel presentation this weekend. Jaus will join 1worker1vote.org’s Michael Peck and Carmen Huertas-Noble along with April De Simone, Roger Green and Alex Van Shaick on Saturday, May 21st to discuss “Putting a Premium on Workers Rights: Making Capital…

The 2008 Beginnings of the End of Top-Down

“History is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake” declares “Ulysses” author James Joyce’s alter ego character, Stephen Dedalus. Eerily in a back to the future moment, the 2015-16 presidential campaign debates and primary voting dynamics uncomfortably prove we are all Stephen Dedalus. America is fitfully waking up after digesting the 2008 Great Recession acidic nightmare of flagrant financial…

Two 1worker1vote.org Co-Founders Named 2016 BALLE Local Economy Fellows

We are so proud that TWO of our co-founders – Bill Generett and Kristen Barker – and have been selected as BALLE Local Economy Fellows! From the BALLE website: Thirty-six leaders representing innovative community and economic development solutions in 29 U.S. and Canadian cities have been selected to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economy’s (BALLE)  fourth cohort of Local…

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