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The Case for Giving Workers Ownership Rights

Expanding democratic ownership Redesigning the enterprise

“In a poll conducted by YouGov last year, the Democracy Collaborative found that a remarkable 55 percent of voters would strongly or somewhat support a proposal requiring companies with over 250 employees to gradually put half of their shares into a workers’ fund—far more than Sanders proposed. Gowan sees this as evidence of the idea’s intuitive appeal. “It’s like: Well, I work there,” Gowan said. “I do know a lot about this place. I do contribute a lot to it. And why wouldn’t it make sense for me to have some more control over where I work? And why shouldn’t I get some share of what the place makes?”“

Read the full article at The New Republic

Publication date: 2020-12-22
Publisher: The New Republic
Publication URL: The Case for Giving Workers Ownership Rights

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