He Who Has the Gold Rules

Date: 13 Feb 1996 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

He Who Has the Gold Rules by David Morris February 13, 1996 There’s an ominous trend threatening our civic and cultural health. It is an inevitable result of the increasing concentration of print and electronic media into megacorporations. And it reinforces the basic law of money and politics. He who pays the piper calls the tune. … Read More

The Republican War Against Workers

Date: 29 Aug 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Republican War Against Workers by David Morris August 29, 1995 If ever the American worker needed the helping hand of government it is now. Yet the new Republican Congressional majority seems intent on giving workers, the majority of the population, the back of its hand. This Labor Day offers us the opportunity to confront the … Read More

Making Workers Owners

Date: 1 Aug 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Making Workers Owners by David Morris August 1, 1995 In 1983 Jack Stack and a group of managers bought the Springfield Renew Center, a bankrupt division of International Harvester with 119 employees. They invested $100,000 and carried $8.9 million in debt. That left no room for mistakes. To survive Stack adopted a simple yet far reaching … Read More

The Mondragon System: Cooperation at Work

This 1992 report by David Morris is a review of the Mondragon Cooperative in Spain. The report examines cooperative structure, management, education, finance, and banking.

The Mondragon Cooperative Corporation is a 35 year old experiment in building a comprehensive cooperative society in which labor plays the primary and dominant role. The Cooperative Group has amassed technical, managerial and financial resources comparable to those of a major corporation and used those resources to further social as well as economic goals that emphasize the importance of community and small and medium scale enterprise.

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