Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst promotes his book: Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism with the Democracy at Work project (...not to be confused with the Democracy at Work Network.)
Stewart Perry and Raymond Russell's classic Collecting Garbage about the worker cooperative Sunset Scavenger is previewable online and available inexpensively used (especially previous editions titled San Francisco's Scavengers).Sunset Scavenger held a monopoly on the San Francisco's refuse collection for over 50 years before selling to a larger corporation in the 1970s as the industry changed from personal to automated relationships with clients.
An excellent collection that frames the U.S. movement in 1984. Essays by Derek Jones, Donald Schneider, Robert Jackall and Joyce Crain, Christopher Gunn, Edward Greenberg, Zelda Gamson and Henry Levin, and David Ellerman.
"Democratic capitalism combines the free-market energies of competition and private property with the enormous productivity and innovation released in an environment of trust and cooperation. Consider the following facts:
Democratic capitalism is the synergy of democracy and capitalism.
Democratic capitalism improves the performance of companies, governments, and the world.
Worker ownership encourages individual development and mutual harmony.
Ultra-capitalism leads down the wrong road to more folly and violence.
Late in the 20th century, the world was moving towards these benefits of economic freedom when America led instead to ultra-capitalism, with a record concentration of wealth, another boom/bust cycle, slower world economic growth, and reversal of economic momentum in emerging economies. America then used its military might early in the 21st century to combat the violence that resulted from this failure of economic leadership.
The persistent human failure to employ reason in orderto associate in trust and cooperation at the global level has resulted in a terrible performance: continued misery for many and violence or fear of violence for all.Carey explains why this condition is unnecessary and how citizens can eliminate material scarcity, elevate spirits, unify people, and stop the violence by moving company practice and public governancetodemocratic capitalism."
Immanuel Ness is professor of political science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a founding member of the Lower East Side Community Labor Organization, an autonomous activist organization in New York City. His research and writing focuses on social and revolutionary movements, labor militancy, and migrant worker resistance to oppression. Ness has just completed Guest Workers, Corporate Despotism and Resistance,(forthcoming University of Illinois Press) a book that examines the rise of guest workers from the global South in the US and labor opposition to employer abuses. He is author of numerous books including an anthology of contemporary labor: Real World Labor, with Amy Offner and Chris Sturr (Dollars & Sense). He edits the peer-review quarterly journal, Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, and has also edited several reference works, including the International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell 2009), and, with Aaron Brenner and Bejamin Day, the Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History (Sharpe 2009).
Dario Azzellini is a writer, documentary director and political scientist and lecturer at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. He splits his time between Berlin and Caracas. His research and writing focuses on social and revolutionary militancy, migration and racism, people’s power and selfadministration, and workers control, with extensive case studies in Latin America. He served as Associate Editor for the The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present, and was primary editor for Latin America, the Spanish Caribbean, and the new left in Italy. He serves as Associate Editor for WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society and for Cuadernos de Marte, an academic publication about war sociology released by the University of Buenos Aires. He has published several books, among them The Business of War (Assoziation A 2002), about the privatization of military services. His latest documentary Comuna under construction (2010) examines worker councils in Venezuela.
Enrico Massetti, writing for the Italian journal Rivista Anarchia, created a dossier of articles and videos on the U.S. worker cooperative movement. It began as a website, and then became a series of well-designed short journals in Italian [part onetwothreefourfive].
A kickstarter project has been launched to pay for a print run of the English version as 56 page book, if he can raise $2,000.