In 2018, Sharetribe transitioned into a new company structure called steward-ownership. This change ensures that for us, profits will always be just a means to achieve our social mission. This mission, as described in our official articles of association, reads as follows: The purpose of the company is to democratize the sharing economy. The company […]
No one thing has a bigger impact on a person’s life than economic opportunity. Physical and mental health, making wise long-term decisions, when and how to have children, and the length of our life are all affected by our access to financial resources.¹ While economic opportunity is currently on the rise, maintaining the status quo […]
When Uber and Lyft went public, it wasn’t the drivers who got rich — it was the executives, investors and some early employees. In an era when it has become clear that tech executives and investors are frequently the only ones who’ll reap rewards for a company’s success, cooperati… Source: The case for cooperative tech […]
For a long time, a certain set of assumptions dominated our digital imagination. These assumptions should be familiar enough. Information wants to be free. Anything that connects people is good. The government is bad. The internet is another world, where the old rules don’t apply. The internet is a place of individual freedom, which is […]
Source: Trust busting: How can the tech giants be limited to give co-ops room to grow?
Find it here: Marisol Sandoval, “Entrepreneurial Activism? Platform Cooperativism Between Subversion and Co-optation,” Critical Sociology (November 13, 2019)
*The blog post below is adapted from the first installment of our recently launched newsletter. Please consider subscribing!* With this Year in Review, we inaugurate a periodic newsletter updating you on the cooperative digital economy. We’ll share practical and theoretical insights situated in their political contexts — from research papers, news articles, and podcasts, to emerging projects, events, and […]