USING CORONA CRISIS TO RE-STRUCTURE THE ECONOMY

USING CORONA CRISIS TO RE-STRUCTURE THE ECONOMY

We have recently published a paper proposing to direct government Covid-19 aid into employee ownership. Our proposal was published by the Review of European Economic Policy and is accessible here. Similar ideas have appeared elsewhere. Felix FitzRoy and David Spencer...
SPREADING OWNERSHIP AND WEALTH TO MILLIONS

SPREADING OWNERSHIP AND WEALTH TO MILLIONS

Employee ownership in its various forms has the potential to transform our economy…. because it is concerned with the distribution of future wealth rather than the distribution of present wealth; because it provides incentives both to capital and to labour through its...
THE BEYSTER SYMPOSIUM – OUR TALK

THE BEYSTER SYMPOSIUM – OUR TALK

David P. Ellerman and Tej Gonza, co-founders of the Institute for Economic Democracy, presented the European ESOP model at this year’s Beyster Symposium. For those of you who are interested in the idea of having the European version of the most successful...
THREE BRANCHES OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

THREE BRANCHES OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

We need to be clear in Europe that employee share ownership is not a single model – in fact there are three main models of employee share plans. 1) Employee Share Purchase Plans (ESPPs). In this model, employees buy shares of the company they work for, usually...