Evolution of the US Solidarity Economy

Laura Flanders on the Rising Visibility of Cooperative Economics
Transnational Institute

The US economy is known for its powerful banks and transnational corporations, but behind the scenes an alternative economy based on cooperatives, worker ownership and solidarity is thriving. Laura Flanders, host of a TV show shares stories of this new economy and how the Next System Project is seeking to analyse and learn from these experiences in order to put forward systemic alternative policies that can deliver a more just and sustainable society.


[Editor's note: Armando Robles of New Era Windows Cooperative, and four other worker-owners from across the country, talk about what it's like to be a worker owner in the video below, recorded at the 2015 Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy.]


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Publication Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015