Owning Our Future: the Emerging Ownership Revolution
January 16, 2014
As long as businesses are set up to focus exclusively on maximizing quarterly returns for a limited group of individuals, the economy will be plagued by destructive boom-bust cycles. But now people are experimenting with new forms of ownership… Kelly calls these new forms generative: aimed at creating the conditions for life for many generations to come. They are in contrast to the dominant ownership designs of today, which can be called extractive: aimed at extracting short-term financial wealth. To understand these emerging ownership alternatives, Kelly reports from all over the world, visiting a community-owned wind facility in Massachusetts, a lobster cooperative in Maine, a multibillion-dollar employee-owned department-store chain in London, a foundation-owned pharmaceutical in Denmark, a farmer-owned dairy in Wisconsin, [etc.]… [A]lternative ownership designs can help it become an era of fairness, sustainability, and community.
Owning Our Future: the Emerging Ownership Revolution, by Marjorie Kelly. San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012. 246 p. ISBN 9781605093109 (pbk.)
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