- October 16, 2009
The solidarity economy (SE) movement in the United States is very young, yet it builds on a strong foundation of real practices, institutions and policies. This foundation,however, is cloaked and practically invisible in the mainstream economy. The SE movement seeks to raise up and connect the wealth of existing SE practices and bring them into the light. This will help elements of the solidarity economy to recognize each other as pieces of the same transformational project and join together to create a just and sustainable economic system. Greater visibility will also help to demonstrate the viability of the solidarity economy and legitimize the need for supportive policies and institutions.