Listening

Building a Truly Open Internet
According to Nathan Schneider, our data is increasingly the province of large corporations, while “sharing economy” apps may not have our best interests at heart … more >>

The call for a new economy
A small group convened a counter meeting to the 1984 G7 World Economic Summit in London to challenge the theories dominating mainstream economics. Follow the ripples of that seminal event as they radiate out into our current era of Trump and Brexit … more >>

Cooperative Models for Community-based Economic Development
Shawn Berry, a partner and worker-owner at LIFT Economy, interviews Jessica Bonanno from the Democracy Collaborative and Adam Trott from the Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperativesmore >>

Dick Ensweiler Shares Career Highlights, Lessons & More
A discussion with a modern-day credit union pioneer, Dick Ensweiler, whose work is a true testament to the credit union philosophy … more >>

Homecare Cooperative Podcasts
Podcast 1: Meaning of Cooperative Membership in Homecare Cooperatives
Podcast 2: Staff Recruitment and Retention in Homecare Cooperatives
Podcast 3: Cooperative Governance and Board Decision-Making in Homecare Cooperatives …  more >>

Peter Harris: Democratizing the Music Industry with the Streaming Music Cooperative Resonate
Peter Harris discusses why the dysfunctional structure of the music industry results in a bad deal for musicians and why a decentralized platform run as a co-operative represents a better way forward … more >>

The Power and Perils of Cooperatives — Episode 12 of the Building Local Power Podcast
Three experts discuss the challenges of co-operative ownership and the myriad of benefits for active and engaged co-operative boards and administration structures … more >>

Project Equity’s Alison Lingane on the Perks of Worker-Owned Cooperatives
Ryan Honeyman, a partner and worker-owner at LIFT Economy, interviews Alison Lingane, co-founder of Project Equity, a nonprofit organization that fosters economic resiliency by supporting strategies to increase worker ownership … more >>

Richard Sennett on Co-operation
Modern life requires myriad forms of co-operation with others, but co-operation is a craft, requiring a set of skills that over time we have begun to lose … more >>

Trebor Scholz on Moving from Uber to Platform Cooperatives
Trebor Scholz discusses platform cooperativism, which joins “the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance” … more >>

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