Commonomics

Commonomics

Yes! Magazine is running a series on commonomics- on worker owned cooperatives and local self reliance: http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/commonomics-landing-page.

They are seeking to find some commonalities in their search of different approaches and communities solutions. Even in their introduction ask interesting questions (like “What is a local economy anyways?). They will also be exploring to what relevant metrics should different local economic structures be judged – Environmental health? Unemployment? Social Mobility? Poverty reduction? Quality of Life?

In one of their first installments, check out this video of a group of workers who, after protesting layoffs that violated union agreements, bought the bankrupt company, turned it into a worker cooperative, and started back up with manufacturing.
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/worker-owned-window-factory-opens-for-business

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