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Future Left Podcast Ep. 29:  Are Worker Owned Cooperatives the Remedy to Inequality?

Future Left Podcast Ep. 29: Are Worker Owned Cooperatives the Remedy to Inequality?

Adam and Casey dive deep into the benefits of worker ownership in the modern economy. When workers are owners and managers, exploitation and inequality is greatly reduced while the interests of the local community and environment are amplified. Is this diet capitalism or communism lite? We don't know, but we really like them.

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Recommended Reading:

https://tcf.org/content/report/reducing-economic-inequality-democratic-worker-ownership/
Richard Wolff for the Next System Project: http://thenextsystem.org/start-with-worker-self-directed-enterprises/
Caveats from The Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21661657-received-wisdom-employee-ownership-good-thing-comes-caveats-when-workers-are
Roosevelt Institute report on inequality: http://rooseveltinstitute.org/rewrite-rules/
Cooperative Mobile Networks in Mexico: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/15/mexico-mobile-phone-network-indigenous-community
Cooperative Broadeband in Rural US: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/technology/how-to-give-rural-america-broadband-look-to-the-early-1900s.html?_r=0

Future Left Podcast Ep. 30:  Talking Automation With The Robot Overlordz

Future Left Podcast Ep. 30: Talking Automation With The Robot Overlordz

Future Left Podcast Ep. 28:  Prisons as Punishment

Future Left Podcast Ep. 28: Prisons as Punishment