165-1 Democratic Socialism

What’s So Democratic About Socialism?

Socialism is often conflated with authoritarianism. But historically, socialists have been among democracy’s staunchest advocates. Joseph M. Schwartz examines the record at Jacobin.

Worker Power in the Age of Uber

At In These Times, Tom Ladendorf examines how workers can share in management and profits. He begins:

For many labor activists, “tech” has become a dirty word. While Silicon Valley extols the virtues of the “sharing economy,” critics argue that platforms like Uber and Airbnb allow investors to reap profits by circumventing labor law and ripping off workers.

But what if workers owned the apps? A new movement called “platform cooperativism” hopes to harness the power of tech to democratize the economy and advance labor rights.

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