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This City Has A Radical Plan To Get Rid Of Bosses

As the wave of baby boomer retirees continues, Berkeley, CA is using worker ownership to retain its local businesses. Peter Gowan discusses that worker ownership is “…more than just survival. It’s a transition to a model that allows workers to choose who governs over them for half of their waking lives. It’s a really effective model for addressing this crisis of extractive capitalism.”

Publication date: 2019-05-01
Parent publication: HuffPost
Publication URL: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/berkeley-business-cooperatives-baby-boomers-retire_n_5cc8b8d2e4b0d123954be5df

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