Archive for November 2014

The Long Life of the Cooperative Idea

It’s hard to imagine a time when wage labor was not the way work was arranged in the United States, but there was a time when it wasn’t. In the 17th and 18th centuries, what is now the United States could be described as having a “householding economy” where farmers and craftsmen relied heavily on…

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Market Innovations Worth Following

The thing about growing up in an economy is that it appears to you a thing of nature, something that has always existed, that will never change. Nature, in our terms, is an economy propelled by the privately-held firm existing to make wealth for owners, investors, and often top managers. This is the “profit motive”…

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