Interesting article about "Red Plenty", book about a brief period in the 1950s when Soviet Union seemed to work.

Definitely gonna look more into this book.

slatestarcodex.com/2014/09/24/

PSA: duckduckgo has !-keywords that redirect searches to other sites
like
!w - wikipedia
!g - if you want to be a heretic
!aur - the AUR lol
!gh - github
!wa - wolfram alpha

so to search wikipedia for the article on crabs you type
!w crab

if you set ddg as yr default search you can jump to literally all of the webbed site searches with minimal keystrokes :blobcat:

someone in seattle start a tech co op with me

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Also, the Finnish co-op retail giant S-Group is starting a solar rooftop project that will make it the largest solar energy producer in the country.

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Sketching ideas for a new, co-op owned online publication.

Have a half a dozen writers who have already promised to get involved.

If this looks like it could be your cup of tea, don't be shy in messaging me if you would like to get involved too.

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Paul Colliers books "The Bottom Billion", "Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System" and "Exodus" are all absolutely brilliant.

He is also a great admirer of the movement!

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I'm a big fan of localism, decentralisation, municipal socialism, etc.

But one area where it doesn't work is housing. We need to build much more housing in the most expensive locations, and the local residents there will oppose it, as it's in their economic incentive. We shouldn't listen to them.

@Matt_Noyes

What do you think about having the social coop account retoot this?

Can totally understand if it's not what you think the account should be used for. But this is a way for Social Coop to do fundraising while supporting other .

Anyone else on platform coop email list find Michael Monterreys emails funny?

Especially the part about the Zeitgeist guy and how the Star Trek financial system should be implemented in real life?

Thanks @bhaugen, @jhweir, @Jon_Envisioneer and @wolftune for posting on and please keep posting!!

4$ has been donated to as a result.

We donate 1$/week for every Social Coop user who has made a post to WeCo that week.

It can be about anything - a funny video, good song, interesting article, etc.

If you wanna participate, just let me know your username.

Here's a Loomio thread for more info:
loomio.org/d/ozk0KXv4/weco-com

Join WeCo here:
weco.io/

I have worked on a model called usOS, the us operating system, which is a platform for traditional corporations to use to gradually transition to community owned governance models, platform coops.
Read more about it at:
tiny.cc/us-os
It is similar to

I'm a moderator in this chat group about all things coop related.

The movement should build an ecosystem of social media groups, blogs, youtube channels and email lists that are interlinked and help people around the world to connect.

is a great example of exactly that.

discord.gg/BqN52da

If someone makes a rude remark at me, they lose a point in my estimation.

After 12 points, they go down one level.

12 levels form a basic league.

There are 24 leagues.

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Does anyone know anyone involved or interested in trade unions who likes to write?

Considering starting a new online publication that is a co-owned by readers and writers.

Anyone else who wants to get involved, don't be shy in messaging me.

Consider retooting :).

Starting to lean towards some sort of political pluralism, where you can build a successful economic system on many different ways.

Singapore, Switzerland and the Nordic countries are very different systems, but they all seem to be able to create a well-organised and prosperity creating economy.

Although I have to mention that all have play an important part in their economy :)

The Association of Educators is seeking workshop proposals for their 2020 conference in Vancouver, BC this June. The theme is " and the Cooperative Difference"

files.constantcontact.com/4f6e

Any interesting articles/podcasts/videos on how the alt-right/nazis/nationalists gained such a stronghold in the internet?

It's always been there but I feel it got a lot worse than it was 10 years ago. Apparently I'm not the only one who feels like this.

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During the New Deal rural America was electrified with low-cost federally backed loans to electric coops.

should also play a role in the .

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