I had the pleasure and privilege of joining a roundtable discussion on March 17, 2022, hosted by the Nonprofit Quarterly, on how to build cultures that can sustain solidarity economies. This was an amazing session featuring speakers Gar Alperovitz, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, and Ronnie Galvin. I joined the speakers and a group of solidarity economyContinue reading Building Solidarity Culture – NPQ Roundtable Article
Thanks to Ebony Johnson and Professor AJ Lowe for a great hour discussing alternatives to capitalism on KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. Listen to the podcast at https://kkfi.org/program-episodes/alternatives-to-capitalism/.
Center for Economic Democracy has released a 4-part podcast: Economics for Emancipation. I had the privilege of appearing on Episode 2 with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson. Our 45-minute segment is called: There’s No Such Thing As The Economy. In this episode, Penn and Kali offer provocative ideas on how we relate to the economy.Continue reading Economics for Emancipation Podcast
Check out this interview on Labor Vision TV about a new worker-owned cleaning coop in Rhode Island. This coop was incubated by the worker’s center Fuerza Laboral. Healthy Planet Cleaning Co-op is the first worker’s cooperative incorporated in Rhode Island. Tufts UEP alum Janaki Blum helped support the coop’s startup by conducting a feasibility studyContinue reading Rhode Island Cleaning Coop on Labor Vision TV
An article that I and Julian Agyeman wrote has just been published online in Geoforum journal. This piece will be part of a forthcoming special issue on Food Sharing. We continue to follow the emerging food solidarity economy in Boston and look at the potentials and challenges to its growth. Check it out at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718518302513Continue reading Article online: Urban food sharing and the emerging Boston food solidarity economy
Listen to a January 13, 2018 interview on Kansas City’s KKFI. The show Urban Connections explored themes from the YES article: Capitalism is Not the Only Choice. KKFI: Capitalism is Not the Only Choice
Check out this article I wrote for YES Magazine on solidarity economies. It argues that we need to escape “capitalocentrism” and see that there are all sorts of thriving non-capitalist economies, where there may not be a profit motive or market exchange. These solidarity economies are being innovated out of necessity by poor communities and communitiesContinue reading Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice
Tufts UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network. A report by a UEP Field Project student team was released at the Network’s launch on April 27, 2016 — Building a Livable Boston April2016ver. The report outlines the potential benefits of communityContinue reading Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network Launched
CERO Cooperative is featured in this half hour GRITtv show on local investment and moving your money. [CERO segment starts at 18:56] Description: Why is it so hard to invest your money locally? Grassroots activists trying to build economic alternatives in the US encourage investing in the businesses in your neighborhood, instead of in far-offContinue reading CERO Coop’s Direct Public Offering featured on #GRITtv
Check out this Somerville Community Access Television news story on January 28, 2015 on the Union Square community benefits agreement process. I was interviewed to explain the basics of community benefits agreements.