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There Is a Way! Beyond the Big, Bad Corporation

Tara Lohan, Senior editor at AlterNet.org and editor of the book "Water Matters, has authored an interesting article on business structures.She writes "As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly sweeping away outmoded economic models. In New Economic Visions, a special five-part AlterNet series edited by economics editor Lynn Parramore in partnership with political economist Gar Alperovitz of the Democracy Collaborative, creative thinkers come together to explore the exciting ideas and projects that are shaping the philosophical and political vision of the movement that could take our economy back."

She discusses an ownership revolution that is about broadening economic power from the few to the many and about changing the mindset from social indifference to social benefit. "A common complaint in today's world is one of disconnection. Our industrialized world has resulted in less contact with community -- we don't know our neighbors or who grows our food. In the same way that we've lost touch with a deeper sense of belonging and place, many of us have become disconnected from the soul of our work."

She discusses corporations, cooperatives, Social Enterprise Allinaces, Benefit Corporations and L3Cs.  Read this thought provoking article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tara-lohan/there-is-a-way-beyond-the_b_1536264.html.



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