System Change: A Basic Primer to the Solidarity Economy
NPQ - Non Profit Quarterly - July 8, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our world. It has laid bare the inequity, the limits, and the failures of capitalism. The door to a better future beyond capitalism, already cracked open by the Great Recession, has been pushed open a little wider.
Things that seemed impossible a few months ago now seem both possible and necessary. This historic moment calls for us to push hard and through that door to build a world that centers people and planet. To do so, we need to be clear about what we’re trying to leave behind (capitalism) to have greater clarity about what it is that we’re moving towards (post-capitalism and solidarity economy).
Alternatives to capitalism are gaining adherents.
See also the webinar featuring Emily Kawano and Julie Matthaei.