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This article focuses on information specific to the United States. Please see our Towards sustainable economies page for a topic overview.


How to's[edit]

  • How to Start A Worker Co-op, July 27, 2011, Shareable

Legal resources[edit]


Data Commons Cooperative, membership is made up of mission-driven organizations that are organizing toward a more just and equitable economy.

Grassroots Economic Organizing

Other resources[edit]



more video:

Green Jobs Day of Action in Washington DC, on youtube

News and comment[edit]


Apr 23 Accessible local alternatives to Amazon Prime [1]

Jan 13 New York City news: “Funky around the edges, humanly fermented, alive”. How the Park Slope Food Coop makes a commons (and great produce) [2]


Oct 23 Grassroots democracies form North American coalition [3]

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Jul 26 Cooperative bookstore launches in Hamtramck, Michigan [4]


Basic income experiments: Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator Research has completed a feasibility study in Oakland, California, and is now finalizing the design of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that is to involved 3,000 participants in two US states, Oct 19 [5]

Niki Okuk on Cooperative Economics in African-American Communities, Sep 20 [6]


California news: Bay Area Nonprofit Project Equity Transforms Businesses Into Worker-Owned Cooperatives, Apr 17 [7]

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Texas: Austin Council Votes to Boost Worker Cooperatives, Apr 18 [8]

Why AnyShare is the First 'Complete' Cooperative in the US, Mar 21 [9]

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This Co-op Gives Formerly Incarcerated People Jobs and Community, Feb 1 [10]


Another World Emerging? Well, Maybe. Oct 15 [11]

Jul 16 It Takes an Ecosystem: The Rise of Worker Cooperatives in the US [12]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Humanity Forward, non-profit organization created by Andrew Yang W, dedicated to promoting the ideas he campaigned on during his run for President in the 2020 election, such as UBI and data privacy. The non-profit will also seek to engage and activate new voters while supporting like-minded down-ballot candidates, following the model of the pro-Bernie Sanders 501(c)4 Our Revolution. Yang also announced that the organization would give away $500,000 in UBI to the residents of a (currently unspecified) town in New York to demonstrate the benefits of UBI. W added 14:12, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • The Democracy Collaborative added 10:51, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
  • Democracy at Work Institute
  • Green for All, an organization whose stated goal is to build a green economy while simultaneously lifting citizens out of poverty. W
  • New Economy Coalition
  • U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG)
  • Community-Wealth.org
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation, US non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) that supports community development corporations in 30 urban areas and dozens of rural areas in the United States. LISC's development strategy, launched in 2007, is called Building Sustainable Communities (BSC). LISC's programs are designed to meet BSC's five goals:
  1. Expanding Investment in Housing and Other Real Estate
  2. Increasing Family Income and Wealth
  3. Stimulating Economic Development
  4. Improving Access to Quality Education
  5. Supporting Healthy Environments and Lifestyles W


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