It's The Economy

Looks Like New – Could online justice be restorative?

The stakes for moderation and governance in online communities are getting higher and higher. Harms can be very serious, from election manipulation to sexual abuse. But for the most part, platforms rely on only very blunt tools for addressing these […]

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Co-op Power Hour: Agriculture and the Cooperative Advantage

In this episode, we talk about agriculture and cooperatives. Agriculture, homesteading and the rural lifestyle was at one time the economic backbone of the state and is in many ways the key heritage of the state. Colorado agriculture generates more than $41B in economic activity and employs more than 173k people in the state. Production agriculture and processing account for a majority of Colorado’s agricultural activity. Colorado is a net exporter of agricultural products.

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Co-op Power Hour: What Does Wealth Mean in Westwood?

As Metro Denver undergoes drastic changes, what does it mean to build community wealth? Yessica Holguin is a fellow at the Community Wealth Building Network, where she is working to organize and mobilize cooperative economies, especially in low-income communities of […]

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Cannabis in Colorado – Amendment 64 Five Years Later

Five Years since the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64, the cannabis industry faces many challenges. From security  to banking, to pesticides and community push back, the pot industry continues to adapt. What is the future for the cannabis industry in […]

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Co-op Power Hour: Business incubators for the rest of us

Starting a business is hard, and investor-driven models can incline entrepreneurs to put profit before community. A new generation of cooperative business incubators are changing that — putting the startup process under the control of the businesses themselves. Hosts Nathan […]

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Co-op Power Hour: Shared Ownership in Tech

Today, host Nathan Schneider finds out about worker owned co-operative tech businesses in the Boulder/Denver area.   The tech industry typically celebrates its lone-genius founders, its venture capitalists, and its monopolistic ambitions. But there are many stories that challenge that […]

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The Co-op Power Hour: Worker Owned Businesses

Today, host Nathan Schneider finds out about worker owned co-operative businesses – where the people in charge are the people who work there.  Cities like Oakland California and Madison Wisconsin and exploring ways to support worker ownership.  Today’s guests are […]

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