Emily Kawano

Emily Kawano

Emily Kawano is a founder of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network, served on the RIPESS Board for 8 years, and co-directs Wellspring Cooperative. She has a Ph.D in economics from UMass, Amherst where she joined the Center for Popular Economics and served as director for nine years

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Alternative finance for a solidarity economy. (Photo: CC) Views
Monday, July 27, 2020
System Change: A Basic Primer to the Solidarity Economy
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...
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We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ (Photo: Flickr/Cogdogblog. CC BY 2.0.) Views
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Seven Ways to Build the Solidarity Economy
The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a post-capitalist world that puts people and planet front and center, rather than the pursuit of blind growth and profit maximization. It isn’t a blueprint but a framework that includes a broad range of economic practices that align with its...
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