Solidarity economy

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A solidarity economy approach begins “from a core belief that people are deeply creative and capable of developing their own solutions to economic problems, and that these solutions will look different in different places and contexts, a solidarity economy approach seeks to make existing and emerging alternatives visible and to link them in mutually-supportive ways. The core idea is simple: alternatives are everywhere and our task is to identify them and connect them in ways that build a coherent and powerful social movement for another economy. In this way, solidarity economy is not so much a model of economic organisation as it is a process of economic organising; it is not a vision, but an active process of collective visioning.”

Miller, Ethan. “Solidarity Economy: Key Concpets and Issues.” In Solidarity Economy I: Building Alternatives for People and Planet. Amherst, MA: Center for Popular Economics, 2010.