Donal Malone, Are Worker Cooperatives a Viable Way to Promote a More Equitable Economy?, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/worker-cooperatives-viable-way-promote-equitable-economy/) Abstract: In a capitalist economy dominated by large corporations can worker co-operatives play a role in creating living-wage jobs and help rebuild local economies? That is the hope and promise of a small industry of non-profits, foundations, academics and activists who see worker co-ops as a key part of a new and more equitable economy. The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a group of 140 organizations around the USA that envisions an economy wherein “ … capital (wealth and the means of creating it), is a tool of the people, not the other way around.”1 This new economy would be one that, “ … meets human needs, enhances the quality of life and allows us to live in balance with nature.”1 Although officially created in 2012, the NEC has roots dating back to 1980. The NEC is part of a larger global social movement called the “social” or “solidarity” economy. Although centuries old, it has gained new energy and adherents in the past two decades with global … Topics: Business