Open Coops & Sustainable Livelyhoods

Developing a Coop-Commons alliance for a Collaborative Equitable and Participatory Economy

In-depth report from the Platform and Open Cooperativism Conference at the European Economic and Social Committee, 5 December 2016. Includes audio.
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Digital Generative Economies and the New Guilds: A Conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff

An audio conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff covering finance, the commons how to replace the extractive economy with generative models
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John Thackara on How To Thrive In The Next Economy

John Thackara is a writer and event producer who has spent a lifetime searching for stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realize a sustainable future. He writes about these stories at his blog, Doors of Perception, and organizes festivals...
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How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now.
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The Death of the Labor Market: An Interview with David de Ugarte

David de Ugarte, founder and theorist of the Spanish cyberpunk group las Indias, on the organization, technology and P2P opportunities of cooperative groups
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Community Land Trusts, Urban Land Reform and the Commons

This Special Report provides a crash course in Community Land Trusts and the Cooperative Land Bank and how practical land reform can be systematically implemented to return land to the commons.
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