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How Do We Sense Make Of It All

Several years ago, in the aftermath of the protests in Wisconsin supporting labor unions, I wrote about sensemaking and how resilient cooperatives can be in adjusting to the changes in the economy and providing an antidote to the Shock Doctrine. … Continue reading

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Worker Co-ops and the American Dream, part 4

American Dream Deferred The American Dream, it must be noted, has always been an aspect of white privilege. The promise of those inalienable rights remained a promise for those brought in slavery and this aspect has played a role in … Continue reading

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A Quick Review of “Solidarity”

Recently, a post from last fall on the Theft of Labor, brought this comment: “If the intern or the college athlete feels like they are getting an outstanding deal, is it your job to convince them otherwise?” My spam filter … Continue reading

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#6 Equity (Equality’s Counter-weight)

The first lesson that I received about the concept of equity as a co-operative value occurred at the MMCCU student orientation from Tom Webb. He explained the difference between equality and equity as follows: [We have delivered the orientation in … Continue reading

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#5 Equality

“Cooperatives,” states the background paper on the Cooperative Identity, ” are based on equality. The basic unit of the Co-operative is the member, who is either a human being or a grouping of human beings. This basis in human personality … Continue reading

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