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How Bad is the Food Waste Issue? Two Daring Filmmakers Found Out

July 6, 2015 - 07:27

A staggering 40 percent of the food that’s grown and produced in the US gets thrown away. But our food waste problem isn’t limited to one industry. It starts with the farms where food is grown and trickles through every aspect of food production, retail, and consumption, down to the food in our own refrigerators that goes to waste.

Categories: Economics

Disrupting the Disrupters: 3 Cities Work to Design Universal Taxi Apps

July 6, 2015 - 07:04

Photo credit: zak mc / Foter / CC BY-SA. Article cross-posted from the Shared Use Mobility Center blog.

Categories: Economics

Economist Juliet Schor: America Needs a New System

June 30, 2015 - 10:16

Current economic practices have led to widespread deprivation, argues economist Juliet Schor. (Huffington Post)

Categories: Economics

Korea’s Food Co-operatives Come Together in a Production Park

June 30, 2015 - 09:19

Article and images cross-posted from Co-operative News.

Over 300 people are producing 340 items for food co-operatives across a 15 hectares site.

Korea’s first eco-friendly organic food cluster, Gurye Natural Dream Park, produces rice, bakery products, dumplings, Korean traditional cookies, rice wine, and processed duck meat.

Categories: Economics

Mondragon Corporation: A Manufacturer of Equality

June 30, 2015 - 09:09

Josu Ugarte. Photo credit: Financial Times photos / Foter / CC BY. Article cross-posted from TooMuch.

In the United States, top corporate execs sometimes make more in an hour than their workers can make in a year. At Mondragon, one of Spain’s largest companies, no execs can make more in an hour than their workers make in a day.

Categories: Economics

Torino Innovators Build a Smart Apartment on Open-Source Ideals

June 29, 2015 - 12:47

Casa Jasmina is a combination laboratory and gallery highlighting open source, Internet-of-Things innovations from Torino-area makers. (Casa Jasmina)

Categories: Economics

New Social Media Platform Dubbed “The People’s Site” by Anonymous

June 29, 2015 - 07:18

Article cross-posted from the Anti-Media blog. Written by Claire Bernish.

Categories: Economics

Forget Monopoly: Play American Commons Instead

June 25, 2015 - 13:17

Commonomics USA's new board game, American Commons, upends Monopoly's core principles. (Image via Huffington Post)

Categories: Economics

Swedish Documentary Makes a Convincing Case for Cooperativism

June 25, 2015 - 11:08

The filmmakers visited several worker-owned cooperatives, including Equal Exchange in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (David L. Ryan/Boston Globe)

Categories: Economics

The Top 10 Tips for Running a Coworking Space at Home

June 25, 2015 - 07:40

Collective Self is a free, in-home coworking space in Seattle. Created by Lori Kane in 2012, it was inspired by an experience Kane had in San Francisco. While walking to a coworking space for an interview, she walked down a street that was incredibly diverse, with people from all over the world. Once she was in the coworking space, however, the diversity vanished.

Categories: Economics