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More Businesses Are Becoming Coops: Here’s Why

With new tools and political policies now in place to support them, there could be a boom in employee-owned business ahead as baby boomers retire and sell their companies to their workers. By Eillie Anzilotti via Fast Company In 1982, Linda and Gregory Coles were struggling to find a sitter for their 18-month-old daughter. After a year of searching, they just decided to open their own daycare, and founded A Child’s Place in Queens, New York, in 1983. Thirty-four years later, they...

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Cooperatives, Community Development and Social Justice

An Interview with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard and Ed Whitfield via GEO Richard Rice interviews Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, PhD and Ed Whitfield on Cooperatives, Community Development and Social Justice. Jessica is the author of "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice" [and a member of the GEO collective]. Ed is a social critic, writer and co-Managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities.

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