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Key Concepts of the Solidarity Economy

Key Concepts of the Solidarity Economy
This article was written in 2010, but it is completely relevant today and it provides an excellent history and description of the Solidarity Economy. By Ethan Miller and published in Kawano, Emily and Tom Masterson and Jonathan Teller-Ellsberg (eds). Solidarity Economy I: Building Alternatives for People ... Read more

What is the Sharing Economy?

What is the Sharing Economy?
I’m frequently asked to define the Sharing Economy and decided it was high time to pen the definitive answer. A clear definition is needed not only for purposes of clarity and to enable meaningful discussion, but also to provide a precise aim and direction to those working to enable, foster and create a Sharing ... Read more

Basic Income Week: ‘A Safety Net For Life’

Basic Income Week: ‘A Safety Net For Life’
By Staff of Basic Income Week. Note: There are organizations working on creating a Basic Income in the United States. WIth the advent of globalization sending jobs overseas for low wages and robotics, which will replace most jobs in the near future, see this video, it is important that a Basic Income ... Read more

Argument For Energy Nationalization

Argument For Energy Nationalization
The Bayway refinery, the site of extensive environmental damage, and the subject of a legal battle between Exxon and the state, in Linden, New Jersey, February 27, 2015. A long-fought legal battle to recover $8.9 billion in damages from Exxon Mobil for the contamination and loss of use of more than 1,500 ... Read more

Revolt Against Student Loans Growing

Revolt Against Student Loans Growing
Students Saying ‘No’ To Debt Repayment Remember those 15 people who refused to repay their federal student loans? Their “debt strike” has picked up 85 more disgruntled borrowers willing to jeopardize their financial future to pressure the government into forgiving their student loans. By Danielle ... Read more

Chicago Opening Door To Privatizing Half its Public Housing

Chicago Opening Door To Privatizing Half its Public Housing
Chicago, long a pioneer of privatization, is poised to embark on a sweeping experiment with the city’s public-housing stock. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) plans to court private investment in as much as half of its public-housing units through the Rental Assistance Demonstration ... Read more

Co-ops Enable Low-Income Women To Work As Owners

Co-ops Enable Low-Income Women To Work As Owners
At Cooperative Home Care Associates, in their state of the art training facilities, these workers in training are finding each other’s pulses with the help of their training instructor (seen to the right). (Photo: Jordanna Rosen) By Eleanor J. Bader in TruthOut Co-ops not only give ... Read more

Announcing the Next System Project

Announcing the Next System Project
For the past two years, The Democracy Collaborative has been developing and incubating a new initiative that complements our community wealth building work. We call this The Next System Project, and today we launch it nationwide under the leadership of co-chairs political-economist and Democracy Collaborative ... Read more