Picking up key paragraphs from Marjorie's recent article on Alternet (also run in Yes! Magazine). Marjorie has a new book: Owning the Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution.

GREENFIELD — From pickles to granola to beverages, a few local food makers are mixing up the recipe for how to own their growing businesses.

An anthill. A beehive. A crackling campfire around which the cave kids could play, the cave elders stay, and the buffalo strips blacken all day
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.

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