Feb 11, 2020
Cinar and Kevin discuss a recent article on Political psychologist Shawn Rosenberg's thesis that human beings are not designed for democracy and that democracy as we know it is destined for failure in right wing authoritarianism. Cinar and Kevin discuss this in the context of the democratic ideals embodied in...
Jan 28, 2020
In this episode, Cinar talks with Jason Kelly, a law student, who has drafted an incredible paper on the co-op legislation and policy proposal around the United States. Cinar and Jason discuss the different approaches taken around the country and lessons for anyone pursuing cooperative legislation and policy endeavours.
Jan 14, 2020
In this Episode, Kevin talks with Peter Gowan of the Democracy Collaborative about his recently released paper on the Right to Own policy proposal. Right to own gives workers the right to purchase business when they are being sold or closed in order to convert the businesses into worker cooperatives. Peter's paper also...
Dec 17, 2019
Camila Pineiro, an expert and consultant on the solidarity economy and cooperatives in Cuba, examines how the cooperative sector has evolved and the role cooperatives are playing in shaping Cuban society. A country of around 10 million people, Cuba has more than 5,000 cooperatives. As part of the reform process over...
Dec 3, 2019
In this episode, Kevin speaks with Rodney North, a member of the DC Cooperative Stakeholder Group, a co-op consultant, and a former co-op member for many years. Rodney and Kevin discuss a number of issues related to a coop, how one becomes a co-op consultant, and a little about the DC cooperative stakeholders group.