A 1980 study from Denmark notes there was a worker owned "computer cooperative".

Was this the first worker owned tech cooperative in the world/Europe/Nordic countries?

Gonna try to look more into the story of this .

Maybe one of the major obstacles for formation of worker coops is that in lot of workplaces, the employees don't like each other any more than they like the bosses?

Happy International Co-operatives Day! :TwinPines:

What are you doing today to celebrate economic democracy and inter-dependence? 🎆

Cooperative financial institutions, such as credit unions and cooperative banks proved to be more stable during the financial crisis.

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Where to find people in the developing world who like to write about the economy, politics, etc.?

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OceanEditors.com is an English language editing service for ESL (English as a Second Language) scholars.

OceanEditors is an #e2c enterprise (Exit 2 Community) which was founded as a democratic workplace and will exit as a full #workercoop

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Becoming increasingly convinced that primary education should ensure everyone masters basic skills, and then provide pupils a lot of options to choose from according to their own interests. If schools were large in size, they could more easily provide more options to choose from.

"But if one wants a demonstration of the relative effectiveness of pro- or anti-nuclear stances in delivering greenhouse gas reductions one need only look at France and Germany. For each unit of electricity generated Germany emits almost 10 times as much carbon as does France."


What do you call a person who believes numerous very different ideologies can lead into successful societies?

Like if you believe that a conservative free market society can lead into prosperity, as can liberal socialism?


Anyone have recommended reading about pension funds?

@mattcropp I've asked this many times, I always lose the link. What was the thing about some pension scheme in the US? Can't remember the details but remember you linking it.

18 months from now, will Swedens Covid-19 death toll be?

Ghislaine Maxwell is regularly emailing her lawyers. WTF?

Wordpress plugin that allows you to create a box with list of articles that the reader can either:

1) Click separately
2) Click on a button "Open All Articles In Tabs".

So you could open a series of articles into tabs with one click instead of opening each into a tab separately.

Might increase pageviews per reader.

re #introduction

Mid 20s guy from #turkey.

Doing an MA in #linguistics. Wannabe researcher. Currently interested in language variation and construction grammar.

I've a long standing interest in #programming and #foss. Never really became a professional thing, but who knows...

This is a general personal account, so it's eveything goes. That may include rants on #software, and less frequently, on #politics.

"...the only decisively positive trend affecting labor in recent decades: the massive growth of worker pension funds, which amount to somewhere between $3 and $6 trillion, depending on how one does the math.”

“It is ironic that much of what may survive of the labor movement in the twenty-first century is its capital.”

Excerpt From: David Webber. “The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder”.

Recent idea I'm going to run with for a bit: a revolving matching equity fund.

Basically, the fund will match 1:1 (or more?) the member shares of worker-members of co-op conversions with an investment of non-voting preferred shares. The shares will pay a dividend equal to the WSJ prime rate, the co-op can buy them back at face value at any time. The proceeds go back into the fund to be used for supporting future co-op buy-outs. ♻️

Private Equity Is Ruining Health Care, Covid Is Making It Worse -

When even a business publication is calling out firms for making the really bad US system even worse, you know things are really bad.

I wonder if there's a good way to check who owns which practices?


White label product = you buy matchsticks from a company, slap your bars logo in them.

Now there's a growth in white label banking.

What if the white label provider was a , owned by banks using the software? Would it make setting up a coop bank easier?

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