Just finished John Restakis' "Humanizing the Economy" (2010), an introduction to co-operative economics with examples from around the world.
Beyond the oft-cited examples of Emilia Romagna's co-ops and Mondragon in Spain, it also looks at sex worker collectives in India, the recovered factory movement in Argentina, the Japanese consumer co-ops, and more.
A great wayfinder; would have benefited from more systematic presentation of the data.
@mattcropp I talked to him about it in this interview. TL:DR; Johnny Mnemonic was intended and shot as a comedy, and then the money people showed up and re-cut it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhkoIwKs5PA&t=1584s
Connecting flight in newark was cancelled, and just crossed the 24 hours in airports and planes mark. Fingers crossed the 10pm flight we were rebooked onto goes out, as it's the last of the day... 😩
Also, just finished watching #JohnnyMnemonic; if you're ever searching for the platonic ideal of #FlatAffect, I think it might just be Keanu Reeves in that film... https://www.wired.com/2013/03/technology-johnny-mnemonic/
Do you live in the Lents neighborhood of Portland, OR? We are exploring an opportunity to open a second co-op store there, and are seeking feedback:
So, it looks like pretty much all of the real world offerings in terms of #coop hosting and digital infrastructure are aimed at the retail market. Fine if I'm buying services as a consumer or a small organisation.
If we are serious about growing the #platformcoop movement don't we need a full blown cooperative cloud service. Could all of these burgeoning tech coops collaborate to create such a thing? Cloud may be a commodity, but it sure looks like it's making a pile of money for Jeff Bezos.
So I just created MHz.social  because all radio amateur instances are dead.
Feel free to register if you are in this hobby.
The downside to UBI is that I’d probably have time to see some of my terrible ideas through as well.
Friends, we're finally ready for you. Over some months now, I've had the pleasure of supporting co-op entrepreneur Greg Brodsky in the development of a new kind of accelerator just for co-ops.
Start.coop is officially open for applications for the inaugural class. If you know someone who would be interested in applying for $10,000 in cash plus mentorship, they can learn more here: https://start.coop/press-releases/
Hello social.coop - I've been on mastodon for a while, mainly active on anticapitalist.party.
I'm part of a tech coop here Germany.
The proposed revision to the #SocialCoop bylaws has passed. It's not perfect, but hopefully it helps us clarify the process before we move forward with other, more substantive revisions: https://www.loomio.org/p/1PSop0v2/bylaws-revision-clarify-proposal-process
@mayel, could you make the changes to the socal.coop/bylaws page?
Got to thinking today on a hike about dividends on the use of #commons resources as an alternative to #UBI, and reading the Wikipedia page tonight on the #Alaska permanent fund has me down a #GeoLibertarian rabbit hole...Halp! :P
The #CitizensDividend idea is particularly compelling to me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen%27s_dividend
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Laboratory B is VT's first #hackerspace (est. 2010). We're a State and Federal 501(c)3 non-profit organization. YES! your donation is tax-deductibe!