Imagined Economy Project
= "to promote imaginative economic development approaches in the U.S. that balance the need to earn a living with addressing longstanding economic problems"
"The Imagined Economy Project launched in 2014 to examine, reflect on, and promote imaginative economic development approaches in the U.S. that balance the need to earn a living with addressing longstanding economic problems like income inequality and poverty, labor downgrading, and environmental degradation. For decades, a main way of addressing these systemic challenges has been through public policy, but the limits of social welfare and regulatory policy may be heightening in an increasingly global economy and a political culture of retrenchment. Beyond policy, communities and visionaries are trying a new tactic. They are experimenting with ways of transforming economic development from the inside, and the Imagined Economy Project is motivated to understand, explore, and assess such imaginative approaches like the worker cooperative initiatives discussed in this report.
In our view, worker co-ops offer some potential for creating more just and equitable markets, and municipal backing has been key in accelerating their proliferation in local economies."
- Report: Cities Developing Worker Co-ops: Efforts in Ten Cities.
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Please send email to Michelle Camou at [email protected].