Saw a nightmare where my girlfriend had cheated on me with some sort of an emo/goth YouTuber. Still trying to interpret wtf my brain is on about here...

Are you/can you recommend a co-operator that actively posts on LinkedIn?

An underutilised asset coops have is their email lists.

I'm involved in building a that helps coops promote each other in their email newsletters.

If you know a coop that would like to promote other coops in its newsletter or be promoted in other coops newsletters, let me know!

Its great that platform cooperatives are being researched, but sometimes feel like the portion of resources going into researching them vs into funding them is bit off.

And this is not a jab towards people researching platform coops - I am sure most of them would also agree!

Feel like lack of awareness if overestimated as an explanation for why so few coops exist.

The US has less worker coops than Finland, even though US has 60x more population. I bet there is at least 10x more people in the US aware of worker coops.

Just looking at the huge variation in coop creation rates between areas, doubt lack of awareness is a key factor here.

Of course, its a problem and no one is saying that its everything. BUT it seems to be most cited reason by coop enthusiasts.

The Finnish public library system has a streaming service similar to Netflix. You can use it for free with your library card.

kirjastokino.fi/fi/

Anyone else feel like Google search is getting worse? The exact phrase search does not work, articles that come up seem to be more based on how prestigious the source is rather than relevance, etc.

Dont believe the FUD about onion marmelade. I know it sounds weird but be open minded.

Mix it with cream cheese and cut pickled cucumbers, spread it on a bread with a topping of your choice, such as pepperoni.

"The purpose of power is to give it away.'"
- Nye Bevan

1/2 off sale this week on TESA games including Co-opoly, Strike! and Game-Changer...

store.tesacollective.com/colle

Best YouTube comment I ever read was a guy making the case about Bangladesh, Pakistan and India uniting as one country on the basis that together they would absolutely dominate cricket. Loved that guys energy.

Discussed the key role coops play in Nordic democratic socialism and how coops help explain the rise and decline of the labour movement.

Also present some thoughts on how to revitalise coop organising by campaigning in credit union, mutual insurance and pension fund board and trustee elections to get them to redirect their massive pools of capitals into funding new coops, especially in the tech sector.

youtube.com/watch?v=zSeKoNHs7v

Starting to feel conflicted about whether the impact of Richard Wolff is a net positive to the cooperative movement.

He seems very fanatical and quite apologetic towards things like the genocidal Soviet Union.

The most simple and straight-forward fix to help fund welfare states is to put all the money pension funds invest in the stock market to a low-cost Total World Stock Index.

The Big 3 asset managers cast 25% of votes in the board elections of S&P 500 firms. Soon they alone hire & fire leaders of nearly all big companies.

Hayeks idea was that markets are effective because information is decentralised. Is this centralisation not causing inefficiency?

The idea behind index funds was to passively track the market and get the average return for low costs. But not only do these funds actively influence the markets, they soon alone have influence over board elections.

My uncle just finished 1.6 kg, 700 pages long dictionary of Northern Sami, a language spoken by around 20,000 speakers.

Sami are an indigenous people who have inhabited large parts of Northern Europe spanning from Russia to Norway for millenniums.

He has dedicated his life to advocate for their rights and preserve their languages and culture. This book is a major contribution in an effort to ensure that this ancient language will be passed on to future generations.

Work opportunity: anyone interested in part-time work developing e-commerce and direct marketing for an organic farm that sells a lot of seed? Open Food Network could be the platform...

Wow! Scottish Parliament introduced free bus travel for 5 - 18 year olds this March, and will be extending it up to 21 year olds the beginning of next year!

transport.gov.scot/concessiona

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