Solidarity Economics

The Central Labor Council and authors Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor discussed Solidarity Economics — an approach grounded in our instincts for connection and community — and in so doing, actually build a more robust, sustainable, and equitable economy.

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2024 Solidarity Economics Workshop

Synopsis

Traditional economics is built on the assumption of self-interested individuals seeking to maximize personal gain. This is far from the whole story, however: sharing, caring and a desire to uphold the collective good are also powerful individual motives. In a world wracked by inequality, social divisions, and ecological destruction, can we build an alternative economics based on our mutual co-operation?

Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor invite us to imagine and create a new sort of solidarity economics – an approach grounded in our instincts for connection and community – and in so doing, actually build a more robust, sustainable, and equitable economy. They argue that our current economy is already deeply dependent on mutuality, but that the inequality and fragmentation created by the status quo undermines this mutuality and with it our economic wellbeing. They outline the theoretical framing, policy agenda, and social movements we need to revive solidarity and apply it to whole societies.

Learn more about Solidarity Economics by visiting solidarityeconomics.org.

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Date

May 11 2024
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Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Location

FCC Forum Hall 101
1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93704