Worker Cooperatives and the Joys of Working

As the world capitalist system continues its meltdown, we can glean the seeds of what will replace it. Here are three short videos of how people in a design and build coop, a bike repair shop and an electronic violin store feel about their work. As Marx said, all work under capitalism is alienating. However, to paraphrase Orwell, some work is more alienating than others.

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Photo courtesy of B Corp

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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