What it’s like to work in a cooperative grocery store: Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery

Unicorn cooperative grocery

Today I’m talking with Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery – a cooperative grocery store in Manchester; and the thing I’m particularly interested in about Unicorn Grocery is that instead of wanting to become a huge chain, they’ve got a toolkit called ‘Grow your own Grocery’ to help people set up cooperative grocery stores in their […]

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Networking small businesses and co-ops to replace corporations: Micky Metts on the new economy

Micky Metts new economy interview

This is part 2 of a conversation with Micky Metts of Agaric – a co-op in Boston, Massachusetts that provides online tools for other co-ops. Part 1 is here. I told Micky about some of the meetings and discussions we’ve been having in the UK with people working to build ‘new economy’ infrastructure, like community […]

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A strategy for challenging the giant corporate platforms: Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

Duncan McCann shares his strategy for challenging giant corporate platforms

This is the second part of a conversation I had with Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation. Duncan is working on a platform co-op alternative to Über, in Brighton. Here’s the first part of the interview, and below are the main points we covered in this part.

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The ‘Preston Model’: Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation

Frances Northrop of NEF discusses the Preston Model with Dave Darby

This is part of a series of interviews with people who are building the new economy, and today I’m talking with Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation, who is working on what I think is called ‘new municipalism’. It’s big in Preston – so much so that it’s known as ‘the Preston Model’.

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A ‘Transcender Manifesto’ for a world beyond capitalism

If this makes sense to you, you may well be working along these lines already – I hope it is encouraging. If it inspires you, then seek out others who feel the same, and rewrite it together. Make it yours. Make it specific. Publish it. Act on it. Forge relations with other groups. Federate and […]

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