“democracy-collaborative” Charts

Liberty and Job "Recovery" For All? »

This “recovery” and the two which preceded it have been “jobless recoveries.” While the government measure of the unemployment rate…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 403
Score: 6

400 Individuals Own More Wealth Than 60% Of America »

According to a medieval historian, today's wealth inequality is much worse than what prevailed in the Middle Ages. What does…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 334
Score: 6

Local Businesses Generate More Wealth for Communities »

In addition to a loss in local spending generated, communities also sacrifice social benefits fostered by ownership of local business,…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 258
Score: 5

Britain's Inequality Starting to Match The US »

Britain has seen growing inequality that is beginning to assume U.S. proportions. In terms of wealth, the 100 richest people…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 243
Score: 4

Unequal Distribution of Wealth »

400 individuals—you could seat them all on a single airplane—own as much wealth as 60 percent of the rest of…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 181
Score: 4

Co-ops: Growing the Local Economy »

In the 7 Rivers region of Wisconsin, the Fifth Season Co-op is strengthening the local economy by democratizing who owns…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 175
Score: 3

Women Work Just as Hard But Make Less »

The majority of women in the US still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for equal…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 196
Score: 2

Worker-Owned Co-ops Could Save Businesses and Jobs »

When the Seiles decided to retire last year, they sold their businesses to employees. Only 30% of family-owned businesses, like…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 79
Score: 2

B Corps Doing an A+ Job »

B Lab estimates that B Corps are 18% more likely than other sustainable businesses to use suppliers from low-income communities,…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 171
Score: 2

CLTs: Long-term Solution to Affordable Housing »

CLTs allow prospective homeowners to buy homes outright while the CLT maintains ownership of the land. This allows the homeowners…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 162
Score: 2

Banks Getting Bigger and Bigger »

Banks have gotten bigger since the early 1990s. JPMorgan, for example, had assets of around $300 billion in 1995; it…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 74
Score: 2

Put Stock in Your Job: Employee Ownership And Job Security »

Owning stock in her company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), makes an employee part owner. Employee ownership retention…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 369
Score: 2

Mondragón Corporation in Numbers »

Mondragón Corporation is a 80,000-person grouping of worker-owned cooperatives in Spain teaching the world how to move the ideas of…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 72
Score: 1

Inequality of Poverty »

15% of Americans—nearly 1 in 6—are seemingly consigned to live in poverty. After the bailouts used to stimulate economic recovery,…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 291
Score: 1

Growing Coop Sector Across The Pond »

Despite being the birthplace of modern-day cooperativism, the UK’s co-op sector has remained relatively small. However, since the financial crisis,…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 32

Cooperatives: We're Still in Business »

Not only do cooperatives create jobs and generate local spending, but they also tend to last longer than traditional businesses.…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 183

Raising Minimum Wage Could Benefit Women The Most »

Nationwide, women comprise two-thirds of all minimum wage workers. Minority women are more likely than white women to work these…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 223

Poverty Rates Are Higher For Women »

Women are disproportionately represented in low-wage positions making up two-thirds of all minimum wage workers. Minority women are more likely…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 259

States Are Building New Economies »

In a stagnant economy, states are taking several different initiatives to rebuild the system from the bottom up. They are…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 74

5 Strategies for Developing Coops In Low-Income Communities »

Worker cooperatives are an important part of the community wealth building toolbox. A new report by Democracy Collaborative assesses the…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 44

Do You Want To Build A Coop: 4 Ways Coops Are Started »

Worker cooperatives are an important part of the community wealth building toolbox. A new report by Democracy Collaborative assesses the…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 84

Dogs versus Coops »

REI is a consumer co-op with $1.8 billion in sales. Organic Valley, a Wisconsin-based cooperative dairy, generated more than $…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 56

Are Luxury Apartments More Interesting? »

Community Development Corporations are not-for-profit institutions. Roughly 4,500 operate in all 50 states and DC. They create affordable housing, commercial…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 31

Minimum Wage Raises Might Not Be All They Seem To Be »

In 2007, people got excited about federal legislation raising the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour. This was…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 45

Concentration of Income in the Top 1% »

Real wages for 80 percent of workers have not gone up more than a trivial amount for at least three…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 114

Worker-ownership and Union membership in the U.S. »

Most people don't realize that the number of people in worker-owned businesses has grown significantly over the course of the…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 64

Press More Interested in Caviar Than Worker Ownership »

A sample assessment of coverage between January and November of 2012 by the most widely circulated newspaper in the United…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 31

What is Community Wealth Building? »

Over the past few decades, businesses have contributed to their communities through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. CSR programs enable…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 59

What You Make In A Lifetime Can Be Made In 5 Minutes »

According to a medieval historian, today's wealth inequality is much worse than what prevailed in the Middle Ages. What does…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 125