We endorse the cooperative movement, though we usually discuss worker cooperatives as a mean to achieve self-employment and economic democracy. Consumer cooperatives have received very little attention at this site. Continue reading Consumer cooperatives and automation
As announced previously we will move to a new site later this year. Since building the new site will take some time, there will be no new articles on the current site – save for notifications regarding the new site. Continue reading New site
According to Canadian research there is a correlation between living close to major traffic roads and the probability of developing dementia. Though the cause of this relation is yet unclear, it is likely to be related with the emission of fine dust, which might cause brain damage. Continue reading Traffick and Dementia
Two students at the Delft University of Technology have developed a printer that does not need ink:
Though their printer only produces black and white pages, the inventors argue that 80 percent of printing is black and white.
Here some interesting articles on worker cooperatives:
The Case for Worker Cooperatives – by Nancy Folbre, New York Times
Worker Cooperatives: A Bipartisan Solution to America’s Growing Income Inequality – by Benjamin Gillies, Kennedy School Review
10 Lessons from Kenya’s Remarkable Cooperatives – Nathan Schneider, Shareable
Mondragón Cooperative: A Bussiness with a Commitment to a Common Good – by Georgia Kelly and Shaula Massena, Yes! Magazine
We have decided that per August 1st, 2017, we will move to a new website. After some consideration we have also decided not to use wordpress for the new site, instead we will use Drupal to build the new website. As the building of the new site will take some time, we will not publish any new articles on the current site after January 30, 2017.
We realize that this might create some inconvenience for some of our followers. As soon as the new site is available, we will inform our readers on how to continue following us.
In the mean time, we wish anyone a happy 2017!
In waste management people often talk about the “three Rs”: reduce, reuse and recycle. The second “R”, reuse, refers to the fact that much “waste” consists of things that is still usable, but is nevertheless thrown away because the owner does not need it any longer. Reuse seeks to find new users for goods which are not broken. Continue reading Barter shops
For the ancient Greeks it was clear. The ideal polis, a self-governing community, had a maximum of citizens. They disagreed on the actual number, but anything beyond a few ten thousand was considered to be incompatible with self-governance. Continue reading On republicanism and federation