Gritty isn't necessarily a "co-op" value, but I'm not sure that worker co-ops could succeed without it.
A sobering read by Ed Yong that ends with two visions of the future, one of which I hope comes to pass while the other is consigned to history as a temporary aberration.
Everyone already #notgoingout: thank you.
This is so embarrassing.
Despite the administration’s effort to obtain tests for the virus, its request has been denied by WHO on the grounds that AANES (commonly known as Rojava) is not a state and hence cannot be dealt with directly. The administration has no option but to send test cases to Damascus, which is under the control of the Syrian government. Transportation takes much time, and there is no way to ensure the quality of the procedure.
For GenZ and younger Millennials: You're living through a time comparable to, possibly more consequential than, 9/11 for the GenX crowd.
Possibly closer to major political upheavals or wars: Fall of USSR WWII, Great Depression.
Your lives will likely be divided into "pre-Coronavirus" and "post-Coronavirus".
Life, institutions, worldviews, life trajectories, politics, personal lives, will change. Quite probably long-term. In unexpected ways I cannot predict.
While rest of the world was busy demutualising #coops (converting them into capitalist firms), France mutualised a large number of banks.
Been trying to find more info on this. Can't find almost anything except this short reference in a book about demutualisation.
Anyone has any info? If it worked out well, it could give more weight to the case @ntnsndr makes in this article titled:
"Breaking up the banks might make things worse. Instead, let's take ownership"
Not going to spoil the result for those who want to tune in, but it's worth noting that neither side think business as usual would solve the problem. Especially US-style #cronycapitalism
"Uyghurs for sale:
‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang."
This was a really difficult thing to read, but for anyone outside the U.S. who is perhaps not intimately familiar with how heartless and deadly our healthcare system is, this is illuminating.
ClickHole, a satirical news site, rescued from corporate parent by Cards Against Humanity and turned into a majority #EmployeeOwnership company!
A ray of light, against the onslaught of private equity, #extractivecapitalism takeovers
Manufacturing; capitalism; decentralization
"The dominant economic system treats physical resources as if they were infinite and then locks up intellectual resources as if they were finite. But the reality is quite the contrary. We live in a world where physical resources are limited, while non-material resources are digitally reproducible and therefore can be shared at a very low cost."
uspol, email, monopoly
When so many people use Gmail as their primary email, it's a bit concerning that different candidates' newsletters get classified very differently and nobody really knows why yet
This is how you handle public disclosure of the current situation. This is the Singapore Ministry of Health dashboard with details about the spread:
The main page where they post the latest updates: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19
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