July 28, 2020, 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET
The slides and audio recording of the webinar are available below.
Nathan Schneider, author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy
spoke on how the economic crisis Covid-19 has created makes having a visionary strategy essential. In his words: “We need to activate cooperative ownership as a powerful, necessary tool for confronting the crisis we’re in, not just around the margins but in addressing central challenges facing the economy today.” CWCF’s proposal was presented as one possibility, and there was a discussion between Nathan and CWCF Executive Director Hazel Corcoran. Participants also had the opportunity to ask Nathan questions.
Nathan is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab
. He is the author God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet
and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse
, both published by University of California Press. His articles have appeared in publications including Harper’s
, The Nation
, The New Republic
, The Chronicle of Higher Education
, The New York Times
, The New Yorker,
and others, along with regular columns for America
, a national Catholic weekly. He has lectured at universities including Columbia, Fordham, Harvard, MIT, NYU, the University of Bologna, and Yale. In 2015, he co-organized “Platform Cooperativism,” a pioneering conference on democratic online platforms at The New School, and co-edited the subsequent book, Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet
. He is currently working on a policy paper on connecting next-generation co-op policy with the Green New Deal strategy. Follow his work on social media at @ntnsndr or at his website, nathanschneider.info