Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy

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PublicAffairs, Sep 11, 2018 - Social Science - 304 pages
The origins of the next radical economy is rooted in a tradition that has empowered people for centuries and is now making a comeback.
A new feudalism is on the rise. While monopolistic corporations feed their spoils to the rich, more and more of us are expected to live gig to gig. But, as Nathan Schneider shows, an alternative to the robber-baron economy is 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.
Everything for Everyone chronicles this revolution--from taxi cooperatives keeping Uber at bay, to an outspoken mayor transforming his city in the Deep South, to a fugitive building a fairer version of Bitcoin, to the rural electric co-op members who are propelling an aging system into the future. As these pioneers show, co-ops are helping us rediscover our capacity for creative, powerful, and fair democracy.

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This is a book about cooperatives. Schneider outlines the history of this democratic economic model and reports on the current state of co-ops. He describes the positives and negatives of this model ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Nathan Schneider is a journalist and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has written for publications including Harper's, The New Republic, The Nation, the New York Times, and The Catholic Worker. This is his third book. Schneider lives in Boulder, CO.

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