All Business is Cooperative

 

I started researching worker-owned cooperative structures early on in the development of my business. My questions about workplace environments and dynamics were some of the main reasons i decided to go into business. research was part of my homework to figure out what the heck i was doing. I even drafted legal documents to share ownership and had meetings to engage employees as owners, etc. […]

Power to the Pedals!

For the past two years, a local filmmaker Bob Nesson has been making a documentary about Metro Pedal Power. and now it’s finished! Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change Trailer Come see the premeire on April 25 at BSA|Space in Boston!

Gentrification vs Prosperity

What, exactly, is the difference between gentrification and prosperity?
I mean if the neighborhood you live in is prosperous, the people around you are doing well and thriving – isn’t that a good thing?
Perhaps the problem is that “market value” is too often being driven by forces that have nothing to do with the individual prosperity of the residents… forces such as “city planners”, zoning boards, and corporate developers.
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Motors burning oil

Sometimes, especially in the hardest, coldest months of January and February, I ask myself WHY. Why am I doing this?

Sometimes I wonder if I am just completely insane. Sometimes it is difficult to maintain confidence that what we are trying to do is worthwhile or that this business can compete in the current oligarchy against the big, scary corporate giants. I honestly don’t know. Just as I don’t understand the universe or humans place in it, so I […]