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.
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