Seventy percent of the workforce in the global south labor in what is called the ‘informal” economy. Other workers are either underemployed or unemployed. They are engaged in what has been called “wage hunting and gathering”. However, there has been growth in digital platform economies in Africa, Latin America and India that are being run cooperatively. From taxi driving, to the development of social currency, to farm digital cooperatives, these flowers are sprouting in spite of financial and political obstacles.