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Networks and Development Center
- Canadian Federation of Worker Cooperatives
- Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
- Democracy at Work Institute
- Fifty by Fifty
- ICA Group
- International Cooperative Alliance
- National Cooperative Business Association
- Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NOBAWC)
- Northwest Cooperative Development Center
- Shared Capital
- US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
- UW Center for Cooperatives
The Labor Movement
- Union Cab of Madison – cooperative.co on My 2nd Birthplace: Union Cab of Madison 40 years on
- John McNamara on Make USPS a Solidarity Co-op!
- Pierre Audet on Make USPS a Solidarity Co-op!
- Cyberattacks show the risks of digital currencies and centralised control – we need a return to community banking — RT Op-ed – Stocksconomy on #4 The Value of Self-Responsibility
- Cyberattacks show the risks of digital currencies and centralised control – we need a return to community banking - Newseye.uk on #4 The Value of Self-Responsibility
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Author Archives: John McNamara
Co-op Wars: Lessons for the Future from the Past
During the 1970s, I was a child and missed most of the craziness of that era. I only received driver’s license after the election of Ronald Reagan in the fall of 1980 which largely marks the end of the “’60s”. … Continue reading
Posted in American Dream, Education, Governance, Human Relations, Management Tagged co-op cities, Co-op development, co-op wars 1 Comment
October is Co-op Month!
Here we are again! October is the time to celebrate the cooperatives in our communities throughout the US and Canada. The last year has not offered a lot of hope and has tested our resilience, let’s take this month to … Continue reading
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The Friedman Doctrine 50 Years On: A Total Disaster
On September 13, 1970, Milton Friedman penned and Op-Ed for the New York Times that was essentially the opening shot of the economic civil war between the rival economic ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F. W. Hayek. Friedman, a … Continue reading
Posted in 2040, Human Relations, Imagine2012, Society Tagged American Dream, ethics, keynes, neo-liberalism, principles, sharing economy, values Leave a comment
Make USPS a Solidarity Co-op!
The recent fight over the post office has been dramatic and hyper partisan while also obscuring the causes of the financial problems of the post office. These problems largely result from one major decision by the Congress known as the … Continue reading
Posted in 2040, American Dream, Uncategorized, worker co-ops Tagged conversions, Cooperatives, post office, solidarity 2 Comments
Abolish The City
A couple of weeks ago, I discussed how the co-op model might change policing in the immediate wake of George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police. Since then, the US has seen over four weeks of consecutive protests, calls to de-fund … Continue reading
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How Do We Change the Police?
The above image comes from NPR’s Codeswitch and a show entitled “A Decade of Watching Black People Die“. A similar report from The Guardian based on 2016 numbers also notes that people of color are generally significantly more likely to … Continue reading
Posted in American Dream, Conversion, Human Relations, Management, Pensimientos, Reflections Tagged black lives matter, city management, george floyd, police, sociocracy, solidarity 1 Comment
Solidarity: We Don’t Need to be Perfect
Is there anything in the world of work that at this moment that is required more than unity? And is it possible to consider unity rather than trying identify ourselves with the values that are already universal? José María Arizmendiarrieta, … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Human Relations, Pensimientos Tagged mutual self-help, openness, pendulum, pensamientos, self-help Leave a comment
The Weeks of Decades Is Upon Us
The sign of vitality is not to endure, but to be reborn and to be able to adapt. Don José María Arzimendiarrieta There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen. V.I. Lenin The worker cooperative community was … Continue reading
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May Day 2020: A Day of Solidarity and Support
Normally, I see May Day as the international workers holiday. It would, in my view, be an international paid holiday where nobody labors and celebrates the value of people. A number of worker co-ops close to celebrate (Rainbow Grocery Co-op … Continue reading
Posted in Co-op Blueprint, Movement, Society, worker co-ops Tagged community, covid-19, worker co-ops Leave a comment