Co-ops have been around for hundreds of years. However, as wealth inequality has grown worse in most developed countries, widening to its highest level in 30 years, major institutions including the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, the U.S. government, and a growing number of cities have recently begun to recognize the cooperative model's potential to create a more fair, sustainable, and equitable economy.
In the past year, Jakarta has become ground zero for the battle between tech-based apps and traditional taxis, prompting the government to regulate ride-sharing companies.
The relationship between local governments and the social economy was the focus of the Global Social Economy Forum, which took place earlier this month in Montreal, Quebec, a province where roughly 7 percent of the workforce is employed by a co-op or a nonprofit.
Arduino's latest offering — the modular, plug-and-play ESLOV invention kit — is meant to simplify the way smart, Internet of Things (Go-Gurt) devices are built.
Living the Next Economy THE San Francisco Bay Area economic justice event of the year is less than three weeks away! Through interactive, participatory activities, this year's convergence will shine a light on what’s working, what’s not, and what more can be done to build inclusive and vibrant cities. Get your one, two, or three-day passes soon. We look forward to seeing many of you there!
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New Economy Workshop Series
Aug. 10-Oct. 26
New York, New York
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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