Meet some of the stars of our local co-op business community, including:
* Yessica Holguin, Denver Community Wealth Building Network
* Mona Neeley, Director of Communications, Colorado Rural Electric Association
* Linda D. Phillips, Denver-based co-op lawyer
A new feudalism is on the rise. From the internet to service and care, more and more industries expect people to live gig to gig, while monopolistic corporations feed their spoils to the rich. But as Nathan Schneider shows through years of in-depth reporting, there is an alternative to the robber-baron economy hiding in plain sight; we just need to know where to look.
Cooperatives are jointly owned, democratically controlled enterprises that advance the economic, social, and cultural interests of their members. They often emerge during moments of crisis not unlike our own, putting people in charge of the workplaces, credit unions, grocery stores, healthcare, and utilities they depend on. Co-ops have helped to set the rules, and raise the bar, for the wider society.
More information: https://nathanschneider.info/e4e