Today in the quiet co-op consensus: David Brooks talking up worker ownership for the gig economy. https://nyti.ms/2DaRdGA
Don't miss this video on LGC Security, a Black-owned company growing fast thanks in part to being a vendor for @cpaCoop, a mission-driven DC-area purchasing group: https://www.cpa.coop/blog-1/2018/11/2/lgc-security-grows-like-wildfire-with-cpa-co-op
Our own @ntnsndr and my friend Dan Hobbs, co-op farmer and developer for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.
Theme: Emerging Models for Cooperative Food Systems
Cooperatives Europe is circulating a call for proposals (€26,000) for a "knowledge base" platform on co-op development. Any takers? https://coopseurope.coop/resources/news/call-proposals-development-cooperative-knowledge-base #platformcoop
This, for instance: https://raha.app/
Would #SocialCoop be a good community for people to test out new experimental projects? Like a blockchain basic income?
"New Zealand: Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 customs fine" https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/367642/travellers-refusing-digital-search-now-face-5000-customs-fine
"Let's become artists of ownership, and get creative about what ownership can mean"... YES!
Fantastic article on NYC union housing co-ops in @inthesetimes: http://inthesetimes.com/features/unions-housing-crisis-labor-coop-apartments-new-york-homeless-rent-control.html A major omission I've been feeling in #EverythingforEveryone is the lack of sufficient attention to land and housing.
Listening to @ntnsndr on #CounterSpin. Lefty nerd worlds collide!
Thanks @pospigos for sharing @tonysheng's recommendation to stop saying "decentralization:" https://www.tonysheng.com/decentralized-definition Maybe, but I'm not sure.
a) the term is much older than @ethereum and is used in various contexts already.
b) Satoshi used it in the earliest public statements on BTC
One more off the bucket list: earlier today, I was on @cspan @booktv! https://www.c-span.org/video/?450966-10/discussion-middle-class&playEvent Already got an email from a viewer in Iowa.
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