Been gone too long

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I’ve been gone too long and just wanted to post what I’ve been up to in that time.       and
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“A Better Way of Doing Business”

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There is an article out today from the Employee Ownership Association in the UK about the growing employee ownership (E-O) in the UK. As 2015 starts to take shape, employee ownership remains the fastest growing form of business in the UK. The number of companies owned by their...
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Cooperative Platform of Sustainability Partnerships Launched for Sustainability Projects and Visionaries

ProfessorAlanTratner will co-host sustainability projects and visionaries to reach one billion people with inspiration, crowdfunding, and support. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2015 is the brainchild of Cooperative Platform of Sustainability Partnerships, a growing eco cooperative comprised of sustainability projects and visionaries; a non-profit, and a...
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Diablo Publications Sold to Its Employees

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Diablo Publications has created an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to sell the company to its employees. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2015   Steven J. Rivera, founder of Diablo Publications, proudly informed employees at the end of 2014 that the company was being sold to its employees...
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Reality Interrupts

I just wanted to follow up on my previous post …   Almost as soon as I had noticed Amara Enyia’s candidacy it had ended. I recently read a really good article about her candidicy — and it’s end:  Amara Enyia’s Withdrawal Reflects the Ongoing Reality of Chicago...
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Politics and Rational Thought, E-gads!

A nice article about co-ops popped-up on my radar today; an article about a Mayoral candidate in Chicago! The article, from eNews Park Forest near Chicago, is Chicago Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia to Create Stronger Economy through Worker-Owned Cooperatives. The article makes a great case for the link...
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Terrific post by Richard Wolff

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I found the most terrific video by Richard Wolff where he says everything I would love to be capable of saying about democracy and economics and politics and our future. It’s a long video, but well worth watching. Richard D. Wolff – “Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure...
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Great Beer Drinking Occasion

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Here is a story that warms my heart in a very special way, tomorrow Harpoon Brewery becomes 48% employee-owned! I enjoyed Harpoon, a local brew, when I lived in Boston, and I am very pro employee-ownership. This event combines both of those things and creates a great beer drinking occasion....
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“Prosperity For All”

BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, will be holding their annual conference, titled “Prosperity For All” June 11 – 13 in Oakland, CA. “This June, the 12th Annual BALLE Conference will bring hundreds of entrepreneurs and local business leaders to Oakland, CA, to dive deep into...
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Employee Ownership Conference, April 8-10, 2014, in Atlanta

Saw a press release through Digital Journal and also PR Web detailing the events at this year’s NCEO Employee Ownership Conference. Here’s the first few paragraphs from the press release: Verit Advisors will have five presenters at the 2014 NCEO Employee Ownership Conference in Atlanta, April 8-10, 2014. This...
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Knock me over with a feather

I get daily email updates from Google on news categories I have selected, including worker cooperatives, employee ownership, and ESOPs. Since I have signed up I have found that there is a lot of activity around the world concerning coops, some from Europe, the UK, and Canada, concerning government...
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