We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
What might a cooperative economy look like?
This article is an excerpt from Dolack's very recently published book entitled It's Not Over. Dolack has not only been extremely helpful in our understanding of the social ravages caused by capitalism, but he has been busy looking at alternative ways of organizing an economy and society. This book offers some of his ideas derived from a variety of sources about what a new system might look like.