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Review: Jackson Rising

Jackson Rising is a recent collection of essays about the growing movement for economic democracy and Black self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Edited by local activist, Kali Akuno, and the academic, Ajamu Nangwaya, Jackson Rising was published right at the end … Continue reading

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Georgian Cooperatives

Near the end of World War I, Georgia declared independence and set up one of the world’s first experiments in democratic socialism. The Georgian experiment wasn’t perfect. Mistakes were made. And it didn’t last long, just three years. In 1921, … Continue reading

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Review: Making Mondragon

If I had to recommend just one book on worker-ownership, Making Mondragon by William and Kathleen Whyte would be at the top of my list. The Mondragón cooperatives in the Basque Country in Northern Spain are the most successful group … Continue reading

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Review: Putting Democracy to Work

While there are many tens of thousands of books in print about starting and running a traditional capitalist business, very few books have been published specifically about starting and running a worker-owned business, and those books that have been published tend to be … Continue reading

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Review: We Own It

This was one of the first books I ever owned on cooperatives and worker-ownership. I bought it in hard-cover in the middle 90s, and it served then as a simple introduction to the practical and legal issues involved in founding a … Continue reading

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Review: Governing the Firm

Gregory K. Dow wrote Governing the Firm in order to answer a simple but fundamental question: if worker-owned businesses are typically more productive, more efficient, more stable and fairer than capitalist businesses, why do we still live in a capitalist world?  Worker … Continue reading

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