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The Mutual Aid Network Takes a Ground-Up Approach to Create a Collaborative Economy

Article of Shareable, February 8, 2017

Stephanie Rearick, Leander Bindewald, February 2017

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Summary :

If it wasn’t crystal clear just weeks ago, it is now: The economy as it stands is currently positioned in direct opposition to social and environmental objectives. For the sake of the wellbeing of our communities, our children, and our planet, it is imperative we change the voracious path of our consumption culture and consider how we might create opportunities for people to find meaningful work.

At the Mutual Aid Network, we have developed a new type of networked cooperative — one that, among other things, lets people find talented collaborators for personal, neighborhood-wide, or even city-wide projects. Here’s how we make it happen: