We in the various change movements have our myths and dogmas, and they screw up how we approach our work and our longings for a different kind of world
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.
A "grassroots" response to the question: What would it really take to give students a first-rate education

There’s a good graffiti story that goes with this title.The graffitti was "your karma ran over my dogma," but that story will have to wait for another time. The basic idea is not difficult: reality will make a mess outta of our theories, dogmas, ideologies. The 2008 meltdown is one example. Another is finding out that the other does not love me the way I think she/he should. This bubble gets busted ad infinitum.

We short-shift ourselves if we don't think in the long term, the really long, long term.

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.

What I mean by the "yawning gap" between our potential and our practice of cooperation.
The point is to change the world, and to do that we have to become that change. Our political mission is a hugely spiritual mission of personal and collective transformation. More simply: learning to love.

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

There can be a creative tension between reform and change-the game approaches, if the focus is not on purity. [1]

Abstractions are guidelines and communication tools, not principles. Decisions are always connected to specific here-and-now situations. There is no principle that trumps all others. We are always balancing out one that is in tension with at least one other principle in the context of here-and-now needs, desires, and capacities

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

Richard Logie of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, talked about Complementary Currencies at work in Aberdeen at a TED conference in Leeds, UK. I particularly liked his life-history introduction. He claimed they were poor but they didn't actually know it. They had a "favor exchange" and the more you knew how to do, the better off you were. Click through for an embedded player for the video

"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.

The Nation magazine ran a forum on “saving the Democratic Party” in its latest issue. The base article, written anonymously under the pseudonym L. R. Runner, is here and the responses to it are here .

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