Promising to see that @daostack's first funded project is with a great quasi-co-op, @Enspiral: https://medium.com/daostack/daostack-update-first-proposal-funded-presenting-at-tribalize-dutchx-code-audit-and-case-901de99bc9ae Congratulations, all! #platformcoop
Protesters: never forget when Trump said (after his demand for the execution of innocent boys of color), "I like pickets." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_jogger_case
The folks at @faircoop are having a summer camp soon! Wanna join? https://blog.fair.coop/en/join-our-next-summer-camp-now
Nice to see my bosses' consultants have them doing the Enneagram, but I have nun friends who could've told them that ages ago. Cheaper, too. http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_32002193/cu-regents-take-personality-tests-latest-bid-better
Dan Berrigan's "Trial of the Catonsville Nine" is being revived! http://www.playbill.com/article/transport-group-taps-new-dick-scanlan-musical-as-part-of-20182019-season
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/
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?
I'm thrilled to see @commonwealmag run a piece on the great priest-economist and New Deal architect John Ryan: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/social-justice-warrior
He has been an important guide in my work on the legacy of cooperative enterprise: https://nathanschneider.info/open-work/truly-much-can-be-done-cooperative-economics-from-the-book-of-acts-to-pope-francis/
Good to see that at least one country is willing to try laying bare the economy that underlies social media. Wages for Facebook. https://gizmodo.com/uganda-goes-through-with-social-media-tax-and-people-ar-1827287611
"If corporations can traverse the globe in search of higher profits, why can’t workers cross borders to better their lives?"
Ours to Hack and To Own 2: the coop strikes back!
Feel free to join us for a chat starting now.
What punishment is appropriate for people who attach a little logo image to every email that their recipients have to download and save over and over and over?
Together with the Governance Working Group, I've just posted a proposal to clarify the language in the #SocialCoop Bylaws: https://www.loomio.org/p/1PSop0v2/bylaws-revision-clarify-proposal-process Please participate. The proposal is open for 10 days.
Reading more on the history of the internet makes me want to start capitalizing the word again. It really ia a very specific thing, not a general type of thing.
Social democratic parties are standing on two pillars, trade unionism and cooperativism.
- Unions offer higher wages and working conditions.
- Coops offer cheaper goods and services.
These pillars enabled economic self-help for people. It's different (not better) than general uni activism or a NGO with equally or more noble cause.
Relevant article by @ntnsndr
Lack of focus on economic self-help might help explain Pikettys findings below:
Colorado employee ownership leader @jkbriggs asks a great question of ESOP execs: how much do mainstream management books apply to you?
I just voted in the first @savvy_coop member election on benefit corporation conversion. Reminds me of how much say Etsy users got in their platform dropping its B Corp status.
Just posted an updated version of the proposal to clarify the existing decision process in the #SocialCoop bylaws. Thanks to all from the #Governance Working Group who helped with this! https://www.loomio.org/d/yHg35x6D/clarity-on-decisions