Neil Thapar first encountered seed issues in law school when he worked with the Center for Food Safety against genetically-modified food. But it was a season spent working on an organic farm in Santa Cruz, California when he began to understand, first-hand, the importance of seeds as a foundation of our agricultural system. He explains, “When I […]
In this, the second part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about Co-operative Interest-free lending models - past and present and examines Co-operative movement actions leading to Public banking solutions.
In this, the first part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty examines the cost of access to land is essential to the provision of affordable housing. Likewise the cost of access to money is fundamental to economic health.
That Syriza is taking the social economy seriously is a good sign. The social economy represents one of the very few bright spots in Greece, with hundreds of new groups being formed to provide goods and services in a way that is entirely new.
Here we present a Commons Transition interview with Enric Duran, who's currently busy organizing the FairCoop Open Cooperative, a community built effort to alleviate global economic inequalities through the use of mutual credit, reputation systems and cryptocurrencies.