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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Union Co-ops and Economic Development

Recently, a UNITE HERE organizer called union worker co-ops a “transitional model” for union engagement in places where traditional organizing could no longer work like a shutdown aversion or start ups like Our Harvest. Union worker co-ops are also a key to providing jobs within the mainstream business sector. In the discussions of conventional metrics on labor costs and income…

Cincinnati’s experiment with an economy that works for everyone | Waging Nonviolence

By Gilbert Geoff With the 2016 presidential campaigns underway, economic populism has taken center stage. Bernie Sanders, calling for a $1 trillion investment in a sustainable infrastructure jobs program along with publically funded health care and college education, has forced Hillary Clinton to offer vague support for similar measures, while even some Republican candidates, like Marco Rubio, have asserted the…

“If You Smell Something, Say Something”

“Bien sûr l’argent n’a pas d’odeur. Mais pas d’odeur vous monte au nez” – Jacques Brel After sixteen years hosting The Daily Show, Jon Stewart’s parting shot channels the non-stop recorded Amtrak station warning, “If you see something, say something” but with a “Stewartian” comic nod to hypocrisy and intent to mislead. While Amtrak is focused on preventing outright larceny,…

“Something’s Happening Here…What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear…”

“For what’s it’s worth,” the 1967 Buffalo Springfield song as lyrical, close-up socio-economic observation, still resonates. Last week, The New York Times reported that none other than Harvard’s business professors flew out to study Gravity CEO Dan Price, of Seattle, Washington after he unilaterally capped his seven figure remuneration and raised the annual “minimum wage” for all of his employees to $70,000 each.…

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