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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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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How do we grow the ‘co-operative commonwealth’? Interview with Pat Conaty

This is the second part of an interview with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about building a co-operative commonwealth. Part 1 is here.

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The barriers to growing the co-operative economy: Graham Mitchell of CoTech, part 2

Graham Mitchell: co-operativising the tech sector one step at a time

This is part 2 of our interview with Graham Mitchell, who works in the co-operative tech sector. Here we’re talking about how we might grow the co-operative, non-extractive sector, and what barriers we might face. Part 1 is here.

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How the viable system model (VSM) can help build a new economy: Trevor Hilder of Web of Wealth

Today I’m talking with Trevor Hilder of WebofWealth.org, who is a specialist in Stafford Beer’s viable system model (VSM). What I’m really interested in is how we can use the VSM to build a non-extractive, co-operative federation – a federation that’s comprised of a large number of small units, not giant corporations, and not giant […]

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How the EU is causing problems for the ‘Preston Model’ of local, non-corporate procurement

I’ve often suggested that Western states are beginning to resemble an admin department for the corporate sector. They take corporate campaign donations, accept their jobs, listen to their lobbyists, and then manipulate their economies to service the needs of multinational corporations and banks, which includes allowing them to avoid tax, awarding them contracts, changing or […]

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