Monthly Archives: November 2009

Health co-ops: not dead yet!

Last summer I got sucked into a raging blog debate on whether healthcare cooperatives are a suitable solution to our national health care crisis. It was a pretty stressful period and I must admit that I was relieved when the … Continue reading

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Something important is happening in Cleveland

Guest blogger! I recently received an e-mail from Ted Howard, Executive Director of the Democracy Collaborative. This bulletin from Community Wealth is a good overview of what’s going on in Cleveland, so I’ll just reproduce it whole cloth. During my … Continue reading

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More on Mondragon

One of my big personal shortcomings is ambition. Last month, I went to visit the legendary Mondragon cooperatives in the Basque Country (Spain). I planned write eloquent posts on a different important topic every day, so all my readers would … Continue reading

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Capitalism: a movie review

As Capitalism: A Love Story approaches its conclusion, filmmaker Michael Moore makes a pretty bold pronouncement: “Capitalism is evil, and you can’t regulate evil. You have to eradicate it.” Ooh! Fighting words! Unfortunately, they’re the sort of  fighting words that … Continue reading

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Make your own jobs

Two Federal Reserve regional presidents have separately offered a grim prognosis  in the wake of last week’s rise in national unemployment to 10.2 percent (over 12 percent in Sacramento). More than six people are chasing every available job. It seems that … Continue reading

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Building New Detroit

I’ve finally reached the last stop on my monthlong journey. This afternoon I head to the airport for one last trip back home to Sacramento. On the one hand, I can’t wait to be home. On the other, Something very … Continue reading

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Cooperative Islam

I was going to write about the amazing stuff I’ve seen happening in northeastern Ohio over the last few days. However, the unfortunate events at Ft. Hood have me distracted. The perpetrator was apparently an Arab-American who was at least … Continue reading

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