I'll get into the particulars of what this strategy might look like in a moment, but what concerns me in the meantime is
For some, the weekend brings 48-hours of adventure and exploration with friends and family. For others, the weekend is packed
Long before Uber or Airbnb, cooperatives capitalized on a sharing economy, but with an explicit mission to share benefits
Green City Growers is a farming cooperative that hires and trains employees in one of Cleveland's low-income areas. Employees have the opportunity to become worker/owners in this unique structure that could be a model for other cities. And all of the produce is grown hydroponically, with a low carbon footprint
There is something irreplaceable about walking among shelves of carefully curated books, touching their spines, sliding the
It should not be surprising that Ugandan farmers have different thoughts on what is important to them than we might assume. Understanding why certain behaviors are formed is essential, as is understanding what incentives to build into program design.
There is an old player on the block with a new financing vehicle that is increasing the range of choices available to close that gap -- not only for American kids but for all who live, work, play and do business in those neighborhoods.
The New Era Windows Cooperative has been in operation since 2013. It hasn't been easy, but the worker-owners have learned together how to operate their own business.
Any number of roasters may pay a decent price for coffee, visit a farm, or offer a good cup. But no matter how much direct trade coffee you buy, or fair trade coffee for that matter, we won't transform the current system that puts corporate profits first and marginalizes small-scale farmers until we become politically engaged and start supporting the democratic organizations that advocate and agitate for change from the grassroots up.
Figure it out! Trial by stir fry! Make it wok!
Unfortunately, given the cost of housing in some areas of the country--usually attributable to the artists and/or the art and cultural districts, which have grown up around them--it is probably too late. A crisis is looming.
I've just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, 'prosumer' activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.
With the rare exception, however, we don't see much of an appetite from the wealthiest capitalists here in the U.S. to engage in a new form of capitalism that would "redistribute" or change the manner in which income or wealth is presently being shared.
There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.