New report from MIT CoLab on transformative strategies from movement-oriented CLTs and permanent real estate cooperatives
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.
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.
This handbook is a practical manual for individual artists who would like to begin or deepen this kind of artistic practice – work in and work with community. The stories, tools, and wisdom shared here were gathered from creative practitioners who regularly do this work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Owning the Future” coauthors Jonty Leibowitz and Neil McInroy outline a COVID-19 economic recovery plan capable of ushering in a new era of community wealth building in the United Kingdom.