Today in the quiet co-op consensus: David Brooks talking up worker ownership for the gig economy.



False consensus? He is not really talking about co-ops, sounds more like 1990s labor-management participation schemes, updated to for the gig economy workers. He doesn't mention ownership, just "gym membership." @GuerillaOntologist has broken this down well.

The call for labor market reform, premised on a break from the "old, adversarial union model" is classic neoliberal doctrine. Meanwhile teachers' strikes are showing what adversarial unionism, i.e., solidarity, can achieve.

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