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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Slamming the Consolidation & Concentration Brakes on Internet 1.0 Defects

First, of all the global large countries, the U.S. is most advanced in terms of everything under the sun being Internet connected (Finland, Israel and Singapore compete in this category, but their geographical footprint is not comparable). Not necessarily with the newest technology and certainly not with the latest infrastructure, the USA ranks first in universal automation that is most…

If And Only If

In early October 2016, 1worker1vote submitted a grant application to the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Grant Competition to solve the most threatening challenges facing America and the world. Our submission declared a nationwide “solidarity deficit” and confirmed that, “Since the 1970s, America has counterbalanced high per capita GDP with rising unequal income distribution. ‘Winners-take-all’ results produce stagnant wages, declining mobility, increased…

Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies | Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Business Review published “Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies” by Peter Walsh, Michael Peck and Ibon Zugasti. In part, they write: Within the next decade, we expect worker- and employee-owned companies to grow in popularity thanks to three mutually reinforcing trends: First, renewed interest in ensuring the economic viability of local communities suggests that Baby Boomer owners about…

To Solve Food Access Problem, Cincy Neighborhood Looks to Model from Spain | NextCity

Zoe Sullivan writes about the Apple Street Market and Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative for NextCity: CUCI’s seeds were planted in 2009 following conversations between U.S. Steelworkers and representatives of Spain’s Mondragon cooperative business network, according to Kristen Barker, CUCI’s Executive Director. Mondragon’s network includes 120 worker cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain, employing over 70,000 worker-owners. The union cooperative model…

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