This week we're talking about a report on how nonprofit's can better live into their values, California's mayors calling for PG&E to become a consumer cooperative, and how Barbados is exploring cooperatives to achieve it's fossil fuel free goals!
In 2020, we’re ready to take our work deeper. But we need your support! Our goal is to raise $100K by the end of the year, so that we can build a solidarity economy movement that cannot and will not be ignored. Our Interim Co-Director, Kelly Baker, explains why your support is crucial as we enter a new decade
Climate change, shifting demographics, and sobering economic realities for a growing number of Americans have sparked increased awareness of the need to re-examine how working class people and communities of color will successfully participate in tomorrow’s economy, the one they will inherit when our nation becomes an ethnic plurality.
In the not-too distant future we can expect to see a rapid increase in structural unemployment as a result of increasing substitution of technology—including sophisticated robots—for human labor. A massive shift to new energy technologies can, in the short run, substitute for many jobs lost in the dirty fuel industries we must, and will, phase out.
In his article entitled “What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?” author Penn Loh argues that people of color have a foundational role to play in the establishment of a new economy because the very idea of a new economy has arisen from a discontentment with the injustices of the present system, of which people of color have borne a disproportionate share of the burden.
We dedicate CoopEcon this year to Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, the many other victims of police and other racist violence; We honor the heroic people of Ferguson and the countless ordinary people in communities across the country who know a change must come and are willing to participate in creating that change.