Tag Archives: Mondragon

Mondragon 3: Uncle!

That fabulous remote hotel wrecked my email access, so I have been behind on everything. I had hoped to provide an account of each day’s adventures in Co-op Land, but for now, it appears that I’ll just have to offer … Continue reading

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Mondragon 2: Getting down to business

On the first day of our formal education, we went right to the middle of things…in more ways than one. I’ve known that this trip is going to reveal a system that is more complex and less perfect than the … Continue reading

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Mondragon 1: Arrival in the Basque Country

NOTE: This was written two days ago. I’ve had internet access issues, so it’s taken a while to post. Hopefully I’ll get some additional writing from the past two days up very soon. Please stand by… I’m already overwhelmed. I … Continue reading

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Mondragon, Cleveland, Sacramento

I’m about to embark upon a month of travel in Spain and the Rust Belt. In Spain’s Basque Country, I’ll be spending ten days studying Mondragon, which is the world’s largest and most complex system of worker ownership. It has … Continue reading

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The collapse of…socialism?

More bad economic news arrived today. Nevermind that it refers to last year; it is still pretty bad and makes me wonder what has happened since then. The overall national median income dropped by nearly 4%. And worse, still,┬áincome gaps … Continue reading

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Euskal Herria, ho!

Three weeks from tomorrow, I will be flying to Bilbao, Spain. That will be my long-awaited arrival in the Basque Homeland, Euskal Herria, and my gateway to Mondragon. I don’t remember when I first heard of these co-ops, but it … Continue reading

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