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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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