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Book review: The History of Community Development Financial Institutions

Book review by Matt Cropp, republished from geocoop.com Democratizing Finance: Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement Clifford N. RosenthalFriesen Press, 2019 For those of us working to build the co-op economy in the U.S., Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, are strategically vital players in making more cooperation happen. Here in Vermont, knowing... Continue reading

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Who Owns the Million Dollar Baseball?

Modern capitalism has the conceit that only individual property owners create wealth and they therefore deserve all the rewards. It cannot comprehend the idea that commoners and commons create value. Fortunately, a brilliant young cartoonist from Canberra, Australia, Stuart McMillen, clearly explains the collective origins of wealth through a wonderful extended comic strip. It is... Continue reading

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The Circular Economy and The Access Economy

What happens to resource efficiency, recycling and waste management in a world where disownership is becoming the new normal? Image credit As much as it may seem that the nuts and bolts of resource and waste management is about sorting machinery, storage, bins and collection systems, it is really ultimately about people. We know that if... Continue reading

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The Bankers’ “Power Revolution”: How the Government Got Shackled by Debt

Posted on The Web of Debt on May 31, 2019 by Ellen Brown This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion... Continue reading

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Co-ops and the Global Commission on the Future of Work: Q&A with Simel Esim

How are co-operatives responding to the world of work challenges? Interview by Anca Voinea, originally published at coop news on 1st May 2019 Simel Esim heads the International Labour Organization’s Cooperatives Unit, which manages ILO activities on co-operatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises (SSEEs). She has been at the helm of the unit since 2012. In... Continue reading

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