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Europe is Ready for the Third Way - World Policy Institute (blog)

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Europe is Ready for the Third Way World Policy Institute (blog) The values of the modern cooperative movement -- solidarity, mutual respect, equality, open and voluntary membership, democratic member control (one person one vote) and concern for...
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2012 was the United Nation's "Year of the Cooperative"; what does the rest of 2013 and 2014 bring as a follow-on, as crisis looms and cooperatives pose a viable crash-tested economic strategy?

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Worker-owned companies a viable option - SouthCoastToday.com

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Worker-owned companies a viable option
SouthCoastToday.com
They wanted farmers and their families to have more control over their economic futures, and they wanted their company to be owned and controlled by the people doing the work.
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Key point is that management discipline and expertise are crucial in an employee-owned firm,  just like in any successful firm.  The difference is that employee-owned firms have built-in checks and balances;  employee-owners have deep incentives to keep management--and each other--contributing, productive, and honest.

 

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The Commons: A Historical Concept Of Property Rights - CounterCurrents.org

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The Commons: A Historical Concept Of Property Rights
CounterCurrents.org
In terms of property law, the commons were bound to ownership of fields; everyone who owned fields was permitted to herd their cattle on the commons.
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Interesting read about the historical origins of the sharing economy.   Reference is made to the Nobel prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom, whose unexpected and mold-breaking win was earned with an examination of The Tragedy of the Commons.

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Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy - BillMoyers.com

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Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy
BillMoyers.com
Among employee-owned institutions, co-ops allow for the most democracy.
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