Experts on financing, co-op conversions, and scholars studying the intersection of the tech economy and cooperative ownership had a livestream discussion on the #BuyTwitter movement. It was a sobering, though equally lively and informative discussion about the limits and opportunities for users to organize to own and control the digital platforms on which they rely.
Part social science textbook, part historical tract, and part instructive handbook, “Canned Salmon” serves as a sort of contemporary manual for the alternative choices Americans who are young, old and in-between can make to live more fulfilling lives now and in the decades to come.
The Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives is one of the shining examples of how shared ownership empowers workers and builds community. For the past 20 years, the association, comprised of six bakeries, has been innovating the way business is done.
Big and small cities have the same need for bikesharing: to fill transportation gaps, reduce traffic and parking congestion, promote sustainability, and support local business. Smaller cities, however, have lower densities and a smaller tax base. Fortunately, flexible bikesharing offers an alternative that's realistic for smaller budgets and ridership.
Here at Shareable, we have a renewed focus on covering sharing-based solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time including economic inequality, climate change, social isolation, and more. Looking back on the most popular Shareable posts of the year offers hope for a more connected, human-centric world as our readers consistently gravitate to stories about everyday people doing extraordinary things in their communities.
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Open 2017: Platform Co-ops — By providing a viable alternative to the standard internet business model based on monopoly and extraction, platform cooperatives provide a template for a new type of organization — forming the building blocks for a new economy. Open 2017: Platform Co-ops, the first event of its kind in the U.K., will explore how collaborative software and cooperative ownership models are being combined to create this new economy.
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