Yes, Hungarians at the Corvinus University in Budapest (which housed the former Karl Marx University of Economics) are interested in the degrowth economy. Here are some English language articles they are recommending:
In celebration of Black History Month
Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Professor and Author of
Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice appears on Everything Coop on 2/12/2015
Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, today, at 10:30 a.m. for Everything Coop, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Dr. Gordon Nembhard, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development, and Author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. Mr. Oakes and Dr. Gordon Nembhard will discuss the history of cooperative economics in the movement for civil rights, and the importance of knowledge and integrity in establishing collective economic entities.
Dr. Gordon Nembhard, is a Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, of the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City, USA. She is a political economist specializing in community economic development, wealth inequality, Black political economy, popular economic literacy, and community justice.
Her research has focused on community and asset-based economic development and democratic community economics; cooperative economics and worker ownership; racial and economic wealth inequality and wealth accumulation in communities of color; and alternative urban economic and youth educational development strategies. Her future research and policy analyses will connect community-based economic development, asset building, and economic justice strategies with community-based approaches to justice.
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Niell Duval and his theater company Banished? Productions run a tool library out of their multi-purpose ARTillery space in Brookland that gives DC-based artists, hobbyists, and home improvers access to tools for an afforable annual membership fee. Artists pay $50 per year + volunteer hours, while any DC area resident pays $100 per year + volunteer hours.
See more at: http://www.jclass.umd.edu/652352/2014fall/smith/dctoollibrary/
In the video clip, he mentions that he chose to make his case at the restaurant which is a co-op and provides paid sick days and good wages. So he only implicitly promotes co-ops.
WOL’s Everything Coop: This week Vernon interviews Anne Reynolds, Executive Director for the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Cooperatives. Vernon and Ms. Reynolds will discuss initiatives and research the university has supported regarding the creation of new cooperatives.
Anne Reynolds is the Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. She develops courses, conferences and educational programs at the Center, and has led numerous workshops on board leadership, board roles and responsibilities and strategic planning. Her areas of interest include governance, member loyalty, business structure and innovative uses of the cooperative model.
Ms. Reynolds has worked with cooperatives in all sectors, including agriculture, food, energy, purchasing and worker-owned. She serves on several boards, including The Cooperative Foundation, the Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, and the Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative.
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