Suggested Reading

AlterNet / By Frithjof Bergmann 

4 Calamities Destroying America’s Economy Being Ignored by Elites

Our leaders are blind to these drivers of economic decline.

 http://www.alternet.org/4-calamities-destroying-americas-economy-being-ignored-elites 

Op-Ed 

Is economic stagnation the new normal?

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-alperovitz-economic-stagnation-20140905-story.html

Jobs aren’t the Answer

By Grace Lee Boggs

http://www.onbeing.org/program/becoming-detroit/feature/jobs-arent-answer/1408

 What Then Must We Do?

By Gar Alperovitz

http://whatthenmustwedo.org/

Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

By Jessica Gordon Nembhard

http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-06216-7.html

Who’s Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy?

Corporations aren’t hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here’s how we take charge of our own livelihoods.
By Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/new-livelihoods/whos-building-the-do-it-ourselves-economy

The End of the Capitalist Era, and What Comes Next

By Jeremy Rifkin 

(Author, ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism’)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeremy-rifkin/collaborative-commons-zero-marginal-cost-society_b_5064767.html

Empire

By Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674006713

Caliban and the witch

By Silvia Federici

https://libcom.org/library/caliban-witch-silvia-federici

The Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Co-ops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics

By From slavery to Jim Crow to cities today, African-Americans have been leading the cooperative movement.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/cooperative-economics-and-civil-rights 

A PARADISE BUILT IN HELL : THE EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITIES THAT ARISE IN DISASTER

By Rebecca Solnit

http://rebeccasolnit.net/book/a-paradise-built-in-hell/

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