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Zingerman’s Community of Businesses in Ann Arbor, MI is has nearly 600 employees and the eight distinct businesses. The partners have steadfastly resisted the temptation to franchise their stellar brand, and are now working on becoming worker co-operatives.

The Peer-To-Peer gang discovers an Economic Democracy resource. Dada Maheshvarananda, an american Yogi working at the PROUT (Progressive Utilization Theory) Institute in Venecuela has recently updated this book with new material.

A problem, an inquiry; solar energy, livelihood, co-operation and collaboration; fulfillment, with some sadness.

TruthOut published a very positive review of John Curl's 2nd Edition ... discussed in Michael Johnson's interview of Curl late last year. As the U.S.

John Abrams, a founder of the South Mountain Company and author of both the book and blog, "The Company We Keep," reviews the highlights of a great year for the worker co-op movement.

This is a good piece on the privatization efforts in Cuba with a distinct emphasis on worker-ownership. Worth a look.

It's also worth going back to pick up Richard Wolff's interview of Gar Alperovitz from April of 2012. The transcript and audio are both available at the link.

Economists who think economics should serve people, the planet, and the future make their case in a short video.

The Chair position is launched with a total of $625,000 by a collaborative partnership with the Manitoba government, the co-op sector and UWinnipeg
"Democracy 24/7 : Living & Working Coop" talks to some great people who are members of both worker and housing cooperatives; jobs and housing that is owned and democratically run by the people who work/live there.

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