How does one share income and expenses among a hundred people? Twin Oaks discovers how to supplant apathy with widespread engagement.
Economics in cooperative culture—the focus of our Summer issue—is expressed in myriad forms
From cohousing developments to gift-economy activist camps, from spiritual communities to mobile home parks, from income-sharing communities to intentional neighborhoods, people across a wide range of economic circumstances and approaches are discovering the benefits of cooperative economics. Their stories suggest new ways of “stewarding our home” and transitioning into a more inclusive and sustainable future.
A farm is not a clod of dirt; it is more like mud that slips through your hands, gets on your boots, and is tracked all through the community.
In the quest for sustainability, long-term goals can yield to short-term needs and opportunities, fertilizing new growth in unpredictable ways.
“Founder’s joy” can wear off very quickly in the chaos of financial instability and unclear agreements.
For an income-sharing group in Virginia, economic success presents challenges and opportunities.
Dancing Rabbit’s Exchange Local Money System: The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free FinancingPosted on June 14, 2014 by
Place-specific currencies can provide critical financing to the small businesses that keep local communities connected and thriving.
A squatters’ housing cooperative activist describes how Margaret Thatcher broke with her image to support an early “occupy” movement.
The facilitator of a telephone support group offers 14 suggestions from current or aspiring communitarians with significant financial resources.
Life in a small rural ecovillage can mean embracing complex choices while balancing idealism with necessity.