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Communities summer issue – Economics in Cooperative Culture

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Communities Magazine — Summer 2017
Economics in Cooperative Culture
Latest Issue in Print (and Digital)
Free Articles Published Online

Economics In Cooperative Culture - Communities Magazine Cover - Summer #175

Economics in Cooperative Culture—Issue #175

 Our latest Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!

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.

Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our current issue have been posted in our blog.

Participatory Budgeting in an Income-Sharing CommunityParticipatory Budgeting in an Income-Sharing Community by
Adder Oaks

How does one share income and expenses among a hundred people? Twin Oaks discovers how to supplant apathy with widespread engagement.

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Community as Economic EngineCommunity as Economic Engine by Laird Schaub

A long-time communard suggests ways non-income-sharing communities can better support their members’ economic well-being.

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Mobile Home Parks: A Fast and Inexpensive Path to CohousingMobile Home Parks: A Fast and Inexpensive Path to Cohousing by William Noel

Mobile home and RV parks present an unequaled opportunity to accelerate the transition to more widespread community living.

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Also in This Issue

  • Publisher’s Note—Transforming Economics by Sky Blue
  • Notes from the Editor—“Stewarding Our Home”: a Place for Everyone by Chris Roth
  • Towards a Joyful Economics by Helen Zuman
  • The Gift Economy of Standing Rock by Murphy Robinson
  • Servant Leadership in Cooperative Business: Stirring It Up at East Wind Nut Butters by Sumner Nichols
  • Economy, Community, and Place by Lindsay Hagamen
  • A New Economy: Connections of Affection by Helen Iles
  • Towards a Relationship Economy at Port Townsend EcoVillage by Viki Sonntag
  • Home Ownership Is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative! by Janelle Orsi
  • Business Co-ops as a Prelude to Intentional Community by Werner Kontara
  • Community Is the Best Medicine: A guide to cooperative living on a disability income by Lily Silver
  • Exemplars: An Introduction by Paul Freundlich
  • Living Out a Gift Economy in Community with Others by Tina Dunn (with input from others in the Jesus Christian community)
  • Economics and Cooperation in Community: The Ultimate Contest by Dan Schultz
  • Let All Money in the World Become Everyone’s Money: Towards a Society Where All People Can Share Money by Yoshifumi Nakano (called Nakanon)
  • Mixing Sociability and Utility: A Recipe for Community Connection by Annie Raser-Rowland
  • An Invitation to Single Men: Consider Cohousing by Carolyn Schlam
  • Sunflower Cohousing en France by Martin Prosser
  • How to Create New Nature Reserves by Dr. Adrian Cooper
  • Creating Cooperative Culture—Together Resilient: Why This Book? Thoughts on Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Sky Blue

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Since 1972, Communities has been the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America – from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural communes. Communities now also focuses on creating and enhancing community in the workplace, in nonprofit or activist organizations, and in neighborhoods, with enhanced coverage of international communities as well. We explore the joys and challenges of cooperation in its many dimensions.

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