The writings featured here represent a cross section of writings touching on the co-operative model and movement generally and their relation to the key economic and social issues of our times.
A look at how co-operative systems and regional economies focusing on small and medium sized firms can be the keys for driving sustainable economic development.Go to Co-operation and Regional Economic Development
This picture captures the essence of the need for radical economic and social reform in today’s capitalist system.Go to The Economics of Social Change
Emilia Romagna is perhaps the world's most sophisticated and successful co-operative economy in the world today with over 8,000 co-ops providing 45% of the region’s GDP.
This article reviews the use of co-operative systems for the promotion of small and medium firms as a model for regional economies.Go to The Lessons of Emilia Romagna
Local neighborhood co-operative groups called Han are the key to Japan’s highly successful co-operative health networks.Go to : To Life!
Japan has one of the world's leading co-op health systems with over 120 cooperative hospitals serving communities across the country.
Sex workers in the Sonagachi District of Calcutta have used co-operatives and credit unions to improve and empower their lives.The daughters of Kali
This piece is a reflection on what I would like to see emerge as a priority in the coming year. Understanding the meaning of a social market that corresponds to the operations of the social economy is the next piece of the puzzle in figuring our how we can build a meaningful, engaged, organized solidarity economy as a force for progressive economic and social transformation. The piece was prepared to Al Etmanski's blog.Go to Becoming Visible, A Social Market