This has been a big month for the passing of shared ownership pioneers. / John C. Bogle, Founder of Financial Giant Vanguard, Is Dead at 89 https://nyti.ms/2HfBE45
Interesting case of revenue-based financing for a family business: Five Guys http://www.npr.org/series/490248027/how-i-built-this
Is anyone here involved in the Aragon co-op effort?
@Matt_Noyes So glad to hear this! Sorry I suck at meetings, but I'd like to help, if there's something discrete I can do.
@Matt_Noyes @cs @appleseed @natstein I'm not surprised, I have to say. Same thing is happening in Denver. Porting the natural-foods grocery co-op model to food deserts strikes me as unlikely. If grocery stores could make money there, corporate ones would. Those conditions, I suspect, require a different kind of model (like a buying club or something similarly low-overhead).
@tbeckett who needs hierarchy when there are Forms
Dang this essay is good. https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/12/can-the-working-class-speak
@emi thanks so much for having it!
@Matt_Noyes how can we get it in English???
The Cooperative Man -- a new documentary about José Maria Arizmendiarrieta, the organizer of the Mondragón cooperative experience.
The Ethical Tech Giving Guide put out by the Free Software Foundation has some good recommendations
I love the respect for students as network agents in this talk by @erinroseglass -- there is so much here. http://www.erinroseglass.com/designlarge-talk-networks-us-us/
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]