Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review: The Inner Level

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett‘s book, The Spirit Level, was a rigorous, evidenced-based exploration of the damage economic inequality does to society. Published in 2009, it came out at just the right moment, and along with the Occupy Movement and the … Continue reading

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Review: Shut Down the Business School

I have a new favorite book! Ever read a book that comes at just the right moment, that seems to perfectly sum up how you are thinking or feeling about something, and then points a way forward? I had that … Continue reading

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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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