"When the world is facing large systemic crises, why is the economics profession celebrating small technical fixes?"
Thought provoking piece re: recent nobel prize in economics.
This is soooooo good!!
From Cynthia Stohl and @GeorgeCheney 's paper "Participatory Processes/ Paradoxical Practices"
The seven paradoxes of participation:
Calling all PhD-students doing research on platform coops -- check-out this workshop in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 9 December 2019. Contact @Collectiveactio@twitter.com for details.
NYC folks: if you'd like a free ticket to my day long workshop this Friday about, essentially, how to run a great Mastodon instance for your community, I have discount codes!
It's based on my https://runyourown.social guide but it uses the guide as a jumping off point and I get into some of the nitty gritty, including things like "how to stay on top of Mastodon releases and keep your community informed of new features if you don't know anything about programming"
Opened up my podcast feed and saw a familiar name! @cadwellsocialcoop is having his story Jump read on the amazing “Levar Burton Reads” podcast!!!
Congrats!! Can’t wait to listen!
What is social.coop? Who are we (it's members)? How do we contribute?
We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every couple of weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.
Third question: "I would be a bigger social.coop fan if..." (in 500 characters or less)
112km, 5060m elevation, 23hrs19min
Beautiful weather, less than ideal performance but managed to make it through the pain cave and emerge on the other side.
Next one... 100 miler?
Photo description: before and after photo with course profile and ranking below. https://social.coop/media/5v4yOMP3naR9HDrna_4
Just joined social.coop, and this is my #introduction. I'm excited to check everything out, and to participate in all things social.coop!
#introduction I'm William and I'm a software developer. I just read @ntnsndr 's book and am very curious about the movement. I'm very interested in co-op governance for open source projects, and ways that co-ops could promote humane and non-exploitative technology use. I'm starting to get involved in local co-ops, too. I'm also happy to try to help out with software stuff, if I can.
"Searching for an alternative to platform capitalism? Join us at Who Owns the World? https://platform.coop/events/conference-2019/ November 7-9, 2019 @thenewschool Register now and find the others. https://eventbrite.com/e/who-owns-the-world-the-state-of-platform-cooperativism-tickets-65115552370 @PCC_Global @platformcoop"
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@KcTerry For me the main axis between a co-op and a social organization is how central the monetary transactions are to the operation.
If you organize mainly around doing business, and all the other social aspects are secondary to that, go for a co-op.
If you organize for a social cause, but you need to do some monetary transactions along the way, a non-profit organization is a better fit.
Of course, this is just my way to see it.
I’m sorry this has taken an unreasonably long time, but my slides from #SOTB2019 are finally up on my Notist profile. (I wanted to make sure the slides had a proper transcript—it’s a “tightened” version of what I said on the day.)
Btw, LoL is the first Fortune 500 company to have an out Lesbian CEO.
At the moment, my view is something along the lines of:
- Do what you can as an individual, to the best of your ability
- Don't be overburdened by guilt if you can't do it all
- Be very conscious that not everyone is in a position to do what you think is 'doing the right thing' (including yourself)
- The system is pretty rigged against doing the right thing, so ultimately the system is the one that needs to change
- Individual behaviour change is probably a part of bringing about system change
This was a good piece by Lisa Nandy I thought.
Some of the calls for individual action on climate crisis don't take into account daily life for a lot of people in working-class towns in the UK. e.g. guilt shaming about driving a car, when public transport systems have been neglected for years.
Green new deal and green jobs could be a good positive framing I think.
Interesting story on 60 Minutes this evening featuring #LandOLakes farmers cooperative -- the tech angle was particularly interesting, farm meets platform...
Passionate about cultivating relationship centered systems. Studying governance in agricultural co-operatives. she/her
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.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here