"The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one."
@clayton Thanks for posting. I am a fan of Cooperation Jackson, like the author, but it really isn't enough to analyze their work by the model they have elaborated -- we really need more study of their practice on the ground...
When you all get a car or two...
A few years ago I visited this Japanese #WorkersCollective that provides employment support for disabled persons. Unlike organizations that aim to "prepare" people to work in typical capitalist companies, they emphasize developing cooperative work that is fulfilling and humane.
Realized the next level of my "hacking retirement savings systems to fund #SolidarityEconomy work" is figuring out how to set up a "Self-Directed IRA LLC".
Anyone in the FeDi have experience with such a thing? https://www.biggerpockets.com/member-blogs/3441/25068-self-directed-ira-llc-requirements
Je suis de plus en plus excité par #Mastodon et la (le?) #Fediverse ! Surtout après avoir lu cet article traduit par @Framasoft
@tbeckett sounds cool...
"Embedded in a logic of accumulation of power, those on top demand obedience and loyalty from their subordinates, and those below, in addition to subordinating themselves vis-à-vis their superiors, demand submission from and seek to exercise maximum control over the groups that are meant to be molded into instruments of the great social project. What kind of liberation, what kind of egalitarian society, what kind of fraternity or justice can be built this way?"
I assume somebody has already posted these here, and I might have seen and bosted the first link here before, but I just got these from a friend and it won't hurt to do it again.
Pt 1 This Way Out: A Guide To Starting A Worker Cooperative
Part 2 This Way Out: A Guide To Starting A Worker Cooperative
THREAD I shared this with my speculative fiction community.
Thoughts SUPER welcome.
With the recent closing of spec mags, a thought keeps returning to me: solidarity economics could (possibly, maybe, potentially in an “easier said than done” way) produce some added stability for mags.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
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