An Internet of Ownership: Democratic Design for the Online Economy
Brown Bag Seminar on Platform Cooperativism
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Founders Room, Memorial Union
The disappointments of the sharing economy—monopolistic conglomerates and systemic labor abuses—stem from its failures to meaningfully share ownership and governance. Under the banner of “platform cooperativism,” an emerging network of cooperative developers, tech entrepreneurs, labor organizers, and scholars are developing a business ecosystem that aligns the ownership and governance of companies and products with the people whose lives are most affected by them.