On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on US defense spending, French vs US capitalism, Ikea's US paid family leave, Trump's economics. Interview with...(More...)
New York City has hosted worker cooperatives for years and is moving to provide additional support for WSDE development. New York City’s Cooperative Home Health Care (CHCA) is the largest worker cooperative in the United States. Given its expanding cooperative economy, Democracy at Work recommends that New York City commit more resources to this sector, such as grant funding for start-up and operation of WSDEs, tax abatements, and a dedicated agency that oversees training and funding, like the Small Business Administration.(More...)
"Trump's Ideas for Jobs, Taxes, Trade: What Those Plans Mean For Us"
These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For December, these will include:
The Full Participation Economy: The Worker Cooperative as a Bulwark against Social Exclusion [Part IV]
Today's excluded populations, particularly the formerly incarcerated and disadvantaged workers, suffer repeated exclusion from the workplace or exploitation when employed, which only serves to increase recidivism. WSDEs are a viable solution especially since all employees are included in the democratic decision making of the company. Workers also benefit from the experience of solidarity while working within a structure committed to equality and mutual support.(More...)