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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Capital in the 21st Century, Piketty and the Union Co-op Mondragon Model

– Guest post from Phil Amadon, Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative Paul Krugman, said in The New York Times that “Capital in the 21st Century…the most important economics book of the year…maybe of the decade…does more than document the growing concentration of income in the hands of a small economic elite….in which the commanding heights of the economy are dominated not just by wealth,…

A New Safety Net For Freelancers | Forbes.com

From Forbes.com’s article on the Freelancers Union’s Benefits Platform: “The most interesting aspect of this new initiative is the Freelancers Union’s collaboration with partners like the ride-sharing service Lyft, the giant freelance marketplace Elance-oDesk and the American Federation of Teachers  (AFT) union to provide their members with access to these benefits. Other partners include General Assembly, which provides skills training; 1Worker1Vote.org, a national network of worker-owned, cooperative businesses, and B…

Employee Ownership Needs Worker Owners

Ownership is the new black, orange, blue and green – socially cool in “new economy” advocacy circles with an economic justice edge, growing in corporate and cooperative numbers, and claiming superior sustainable practices. Divided into land, home, individual, and workforce “communities of practice,” ownership appeals to historically admired American values. Cooperatives (member-based, worker and union affiliated) and companies with varying…

Coming soon: Change the Story, Change the Future

We’re looking forward to David Korten‘s new book! Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth is scheduled for publication by Berrett-Koehler Publishers on February 2, 2015. From his description of the book: We humans live by shared cultural stories. They are the lens through which we view reality. They shape our values and the institutions…

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