Tag Archives: Ownership
Foundations of the American Dream
The term, The American Dream, was coined by James Truslow Adams in 1931 in his work, The Epic of America (Adams, 1959; Gupte, 2011; Rank, Hirschl, & Foster, 2014). Adams’ coinage was, perhaps, an attempt to … Continue reading
REFLECTION NO. 538
The radicalism of the cooperative proposal, in face of development, appealing to the economic, personal, communal and integral concourse of its believers, faces the alternative of success or complete failure. Cooperativism requires people with a strong spirit, or … Continue reading
What should our movement look like in 30 years?
30 years ago, the modern US worker co-operative movement was in its infancy. The Anti-War, Second Wave Feminist and Civil Rights movements were starting to move their way into mainstream society by … Continue reading
“We do not aspire to economic development as an end, but as a means.”
–Don José María Arizmendiarrieta, spiritual founder of Mondragon
This Mondragon principle, in practice, operates more closely to the Identity Statement principle of Member Economic Participation. I included it … Continue reading
In Barbara Ehrenreich’s groundbreaking essay, “Reimagining Socialism,” which appeared recently in The Nation, she states that we on the Left need a plan, but we don’t have a plan.
Well, I have a plan, albeit a small one.
My plan is something … Continue reading
The definition of a cooperative is “A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.”
Of course, this is the “social” definition determined … Continue reading