Q&A: Solidarity Research Center’s Yvonne Yen Liu

The Solidarity Research Center based in Los Angeles, California, was established in 2014 by a group of researchers and academics with roots in organized labor. Now they are working on projects across the country, linking the ethos of the labor movement and the dynamics of the cooperative economy to build and promote cooperatives across a wide range of sectors. via Shareable “I like the term ‘solidarity economy’ because it’s linked to the history of the movement against privatization of the common and neoliberalism,” says the group’s [...]


NCBA CLUSA launches new forum for cooperative economists

via NCBA by Elizabeth Lechleitner The cooperative story is compelling, but it’s often difficult to tell due to scant data or lack of highly visible forums that feature the cooperative impact. These gaps in quantifying the cooperative advantage are what the newly launched Council of Cooperative Economists is poised to bridge. Announced this week during NCBA CLUSA’s 2017 Annual Membership Meeting and Virtual Town Hall, the Council is tasked to collect and generate data and analysis that measures the economic impact of cooperatives and demonstrates why [...]

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