I’m currently reading Looking Forward: Participatory Economics For the Twenty First Century which is basically a book about companies and organizations that have no hierarchy. It’s brilliant.
It got me thinking. You know how there is the Rolling Jubilee and Google Will Eat Itself two organizations that basically use money for purposes that either topple the source of the money or relieve people from the debt of money. So I was thinking that someone should start a Rolling Co-op where we would collect money from people to eventually buy companies and then release the employees from the hierarchy of their company and give the entire company back to the employees and the workers. I think that could certainly catch on. It would be a similar move that this man made when he gave away his grocery store to his employees when he retired. How awesome would it be to give the entire company over to the employees and start them on a path of participatory economics where they actually control their own organization and business. Awesome.