To the #coopverse: Anyone know of some good #books or #long reads on #cooperatives, #solidarityeconomy, #creditunions, digital economy, #decentralized systems, #governance and so on that are available online? I can't find a bookstore in this city and I want something that's more of a commitment than short articles
@aaron Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrom! It is about non monetary economics, and I reference back to it every couple of days.
Its not quite what you're asking for but you might be interested in:
-The (self proclaimed) magazine for the new economy https://www.stirtoaction.com/
- A great podcast on the new economy (and more) https://www.upstreampodcast.org/
A long read: https://www.thenation.com/article/to-find-alternatives-to-capitalism-think-small/
Its not a long read, but I enjoyed this article. Its spot on, particularly given what happened with Amazon buying them up. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/29/whole-foods-failures-conscious-capitalism
@aaron I think the best current intro to co-ops is Restakis's _Humanizing the Economy_, available as an ebook.
@aaron not sure if that's what you're looking for but i'm a fan of Ostrom's work on common pool resources (which can arguably be generalized) The classic work is https://libgen.pw/download.php?id=418046 (governing the commons); To get you started: http://www.cooperationcommons.com/node/361/ and http://rs.resalliance.org/2011/03/31/revisiting-ostroms-design-principles-for-community-based-natural-resource-management/
@aaron Sociocratic governance is here: https://medium.com/@JenRau/3-tools-from-sociocracy-to-use-right-away-plus-magic-phrases-535e908fd060 or https://medium.com/@JenRau/sociocracy-and-the-new-economy-39b390806f34 or https://medium.com/@JenRau/the-abcde-of-culture-change-2bc746631b91or this video https://youtu.be/l3zFWpntExg
@aaron if you've not read them, some of the early texts about the Rochdale Pioneers are interesting/inspiring https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochdale_Society_of_Equitable_Pioneers
Look at the references on that page
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