A ‘Transcender Manifesto’ for a world beyond capitalism

Butterflies emerging: illustration for the Transcender Manifesto

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

Pat Conaty discusses the commons with Dave Darby

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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Can we build a platform co-op to challenge Über? Interview with Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

Dave of Lowimpact.org / Noncorporate.org talks with Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation (see video below), about platform co-ops. Duncan is trying to start a taxi platform co-op called Faircab, to challenge Über. He’s trying to start in Brighton, after the licence in London was changed from £2.5k per year to £2.5 million!

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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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We’re launching a national mutual credit scheme and here’s why we’d like you to join

Are you interested in joining a national mutual credit scheme?

We’re working with other groups, including Open.coop, the Credit Commons Collective and author Tom Greco to build a UK-wide mutual credit network. Mutual credit is an old idea that could really take off in the age of the internet. We think it can help strengthen communities and support small businesses, at the expense of multinational […]

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