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Hosted and produced by two Organic food and farming lifers, The Checkout brings forward diverse voices and stories from the frontlines of our food system. Now more than ever, our food system is in a constant state of flux, radical change and crisis. From farm, retail and wholesale sector analyses to public policy, labor organizing and community struggles, The Checkout will expand the horizon for consumers and food industry professionals of what is possible and what is necessary to create a just, equitable and resilient food system.

The Checkou‪t‬ Errol Schweizer and Evan Driscoll

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Hosted and produced by two Organic food and farming lifers, The Checkout brings forward diverse voices and stories from the frontlines of our food system. Now more than ever, our food system is in a constant state of flux, radical change and crisis. From farm, retail and wholesale sector analyses to public policy, labor organizing and community struggles, The Checkout will expand the horizon for consumers and food industry professionals of what is possible and what is necessary to create a just, equitable and resilient food system.

    Claire Kelloway on Prop 22 and Reviving the Anti-Trust Movement

    Claire Kelloway on Prop 22 and Reviving the Anti-Trust Movement

    From https://www.foodandpower.net/our-team: Claire Kelloway is a senior reporter and researcher with the Open Markets Institute. She is the primary writer for Food & Power, a first-of-its-kind website, providing original reporting and resources on monopoly power and economic concentration in the food system. Her writing on food and agriculture has appeared in the American Prospect, ProPublica, Civil Eats, the Washington Monthly, and more.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Winona LaDuke

    Winona LaDuke

    “The Line 3 Pipeline goes through the heart of our wild rice territory and wild rice is our most sacred food. This battle is about the wild rice. It is our responsibility to protect the wild rice.”

    From http://www.honorearth.org/speaking_engagements : Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate

    Order her new book at https://www.winonaladuke.com .

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    • 31 min
    Worker Ownership and the Solidarity Economy, Part 3 of 3 by Errol Schweizer

    Worker Ownership and the Solidarity Economy, Part 3 of 3 by Errol Schweizer

    This episode covers different models of worker ownership and cooperative enterprises, with an eye towards creating a solidarity economy that meets the needs of all.
    Dedicated to MF DOOM and Riley Gale, whose music continues to inspire.
    Sources for all information are available upon request. Major sources:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/09/millennials-own-less-than-5percent-of-all-us-wealth.html

    https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2020/02/03/seeking-a-more-worker-friendly-economy-some-states-push-employee-ownership

    https://project-equity.org/learn-about-employee-ownership-options/

    https://www.nceo.org/what-is-employee-ownership

    https://www.ica.coop/en/cooperatives/cooperative-identity

    https://institute.coop/what-worker-cooperative

    https://www.usworker.coop/what-is-a-worker-cooperative/

    https://geo.coop/blog/door-door-interview-jessica-gordon-nembhard

    https://www.ownershipeconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/employee_ownership_and_economic_wellbeing_2017.pdf

    https://institute.app.box.com/s/28pe2jpxvowxjvqralw6e778k5npavx9

    https://institute.coop/examples-worker-cooperatives

    https://thenextsystem.org/learn/stories/role-worker-ownership-raising-incomes

    https://thenextsystem.org/learn/stories/role-worker-ownership-raising-incomes

    https://www.mutualinterest.coop/2020/12/how-socialists-created-a-co-operative-commonwealth-in-the-american-midwest

    https://geo.coop/articles/esteban-kelly-usfwc

    https://www.mutualinterest.coop/2021/01/the-future-of-tech-will-be-an-old-model-the-co-op

    https://platform.coop

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0896920519870577?journalCode=crsb

    https://geo.coop/articles/how-platform-co-ops-transform-gig-economy

    https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2019/12/melissa-hoover-employee-ownership-often-helps-to-shape-and-build-hot-new-markets-then-what/

    https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2020/01/hazel-corcoran-what-if-we-had-an-antidote-to-worker-co-ops-selling-out/

    https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2020/01/hazel-corcoran-what-if-we-had-an-antidote-to-worker-co-ops-selling-out/

    https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2020/01/christopher-mackin-new-belgium-brewing-and-the-future-of-american-esops/

    https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2019/12/christopher-michael-could-the-employee-ownership-trust-better-sustain-perpetual-employee-ownership/

    https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2019/12/erbin-crowell-and-sonja-novkovic-esops-or-co-ops-depends-on-the-long-term-goal/

    https://www.fiftybyfifty.org/2019/12/camille-kerr-new-belgium-point-is-systems-change/

    https://u.osu.edu/coopmastery/history/mondragon/
    https://www.shareable.net/mondragon-corporation-a-manufacturer-of-equality/

    https://www.mondragon-corporation.com/en/about-us/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/29/business/cooperatives-basque-spain-economy.html?referringSource=articleShare

    https://medium.com/fifty-by-fifty/mondragon-through-a-critical-lens-b29de8c6049

    https://icic.org/cooperatives/works-leveraging-union-support-business-growth-mondragon-usa-model/

    https://coopcincy.org/history

    http://unioncoops.org

    https://thenextsystem.org/learn/stories/multi-stakeholder-cooperative

    https://www.alternativeownershipadvisors.com/blog/legislation

    https://neweconomy.net/solidarity-economy/

    https://ussen.org

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Collective Bargain, Part 2 of 3, by Errol Schweizer

    The Collective Bargain, Part 2 of 3, by Errol Schweizer

    2021 will be the year that we re-center working people in the food system. History shows that organized efforts and legally-binding contracts result in safer workplaces and better livelihoods for all supply chain workers, particularly women and people of color.

    • 45 min
    Andres Bernal Talks Money

    Andres Bernal Talks Money

    Andres Bernal, an advisor to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joins us for a wide ranging discussion on worker cooperatives, Modern Monetary Theory, myth busting the Federal deficit, the need for a Jobs Guarantee and how to fund a Green New Deal.

    From https://www.andres-bernal.com/about : Andrés Bernal is a Lecturer of Urban Studies at CUNY Queens College and Doctoral student at The New School For Public Engagement, Division of Policy Management and Environment. His research focuses on the Green New Deal as a site of political communication and policy analysis. Andrés is a leading voice and proponent associated with the heterodox school of economic thought known as Modern Monetary Theory. He is a Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperityand a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Missouri Kansas City Department of Economics. In the Summer of 2017, Andrés began supporting the Congressional campaign of former colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a policy advisor and organizer. His work facilitated the incorporation of the Federal Jobs Guarantee policy onto the official campaign platform.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The COVID Receipts. Part 1 of 3, By Errol Schweizer

    The COVID Receipts. Part 1 of 3, By Errol Schweizer

    This episode details the vast inequality in the USA and the inequities in our food industry, the levels of retail consolidation and profiteering, and the impacts on supply chain workers.

    Sources for all information are available upon request.

    Please let us know what you think of this episode’s information, format and areas of focus!

    • 45 min

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