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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Immanuel Ness: Advocating for Worker Cooperatives | GritTV

From GritTV: Immanuel Ness, a Brooklyn college professor and co-author of Ours to Master, And to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present, joins us to discuss Tony Benn’s legacy in promoting worker occupations and worker cooperatives, and how these ideas are manifesting themselves today. “This is revolutionary if people can conceive the fact that these coops can…

When Shareholder Capitalism Came to Town | The American Prospect

Steven Pearlstein writes: “The rise in inequality can be blamed on the shift from managerial to shareholder capitalism.” It was only 20 years ago that the world was in the thrall of American-style capitalism. Not only had it vanquished communism, but it was widening its lead over Japan Inc. and European-style socialism. America’s companies were widely viewed as the most…

Millennials and the Bondage Economy

This year’s Oscar award winning film, “Twelve Years a Slave,” positions the past as prologue. America’s stakeholder versus shareholder dichotomy has grown as large as the .01 percent versus 99.09 percent national economic class divide resulting in the unholy trinity of rising and suffocating inequalities (income and wealth, social mobility and opportunity). Economists and business leaders are beginning to measure…

Cities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality | The New York Times

Annie Lowrey writes about efforts in Seattle, New York City, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles to tackle inequality. “The accumulation of 30 years of rising income inequality is finally having its impact,” said Mayor Ed Murray, sitting in his glass-walled office overlooking Puget Sound. “People can’t afford to live a decent life.” Read the article in The New…

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