Seven ways to build the solidarity economy
Article of Transformation, September 4, 2018
Emily Kawano, September 2018
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Rather than making a virtue out of the pursuit of calculated self-interest, profit maximization, and competition—the things that underpin capitalism— solidarity economy nurtures our capacity for solidarity, cooperation, reciprocity, mutual aid, altruism, caring, sharing, compassion and love. Increasingly, research across many disciplines has shown that we are hard wired to cooperate—that in fact, the survival of the human species has depended on our ability to work together.
The article describes seven ways to help build this solidarity economy.