Ten years ago, in August 2010, several dozen U.S. billionaires led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett pledged to give away at least half of their wealth before their death. Many have donated considerable sums to charities and foundations since then. But as a group, these billionaires have seen their fortunes skyrocket in the decade since the so-called Giving Pledge was launched.
Library of Things: A Cornerstone of the Real Sharing Economy
The ebook "Library of Things: A Cornerstone of the Real Sharing Economy" features our editorial series covering the past, present and future of libraries of things.
A Guide To Transformative Land Strategies: Lessons from the Field
New report from MIT CoLab on transformative strategies from movement-oriented CLTs and permanent real estate cooperatives
Exit to Community: Community Ownership in a Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis presents the greatest threat to community-based business in generations. But what if their employees and neighbors had the tools to get through this crisis in better shape, through an “exit to community”? This webinar presents strategies to help business transition to community and employee ownership, which could help ease the crisis upon us and aid in a just recovery.
A People’s Orientation to a Regenerative Economy
The intersecting crises of income and wealth inequality and climate change, driven by systemic white supremacy and gender inequality, has exposed the frailty of the U.S. economy and democracy. This document was prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic which exacerbated these existing crises and underlying conditions.
Community Control of Farms Resources #InDefenseOfBlackLife
What can we let go of if we had community control of all resources? Would we need police if all of our universal needs were met? Do we even need police now? The #BlackLivesMatter uprising has us questioning the role of police in the solidarity economy.
The Future is Public: Towards Democratic Ownership of Public Services
Civil society organisations, trade unions, and local authorities are crafting new templates for how to expand democratic public ownership to all levels of society and opening up new routes to community-led and climate conscious public services.
Be-trayed: How kickbacks in the cafeteria industry harm our communities – and what to do about it
This report shines a light on long-hidden business practices that have rendered the food system rigid and unable to respond to crises like the one brought about by COVID-19.
State of the Dream 2020: Building a Fair Economy at the Intersections
State of the Dream 2020: Building a Fair Economy at the Intersections makes clear that entrenched racism and sexism is sustaining yawning economic inequities in the U.S. This well-rounded report features research, stories, interviews and a practical resource through a popular education workshop exercise that helps us fight for a fair economy and ensures all of us can thrive.
No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists
If ever there was a moment for cultural strategy — it’s now. A global pandemic has magnified the flaws of our capitalist system, but, also, the power art and culture to uplift, disrupt and build community. The Center for Cultural Power offers #NoGoingBack: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists to meet the moment.
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