Inštitut za ekonomsko demokracijo

Articles from the world and Slovenia

Monday blog posts on economic democracy.

Making government crisis aid fair and efficient

Making government crisis aid fair and efficient

We have previously published a paper on how employee ownership can be seen as the desired outcome of government aid saving failing companies. More recently, Dr. Christopher Mackin, member of the Experts Board at the Institute for Economic...

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Thomas Piketty: “We need to share power”

Thomas Piketty: “We need to share power”

Two central intellectual authorities on economic inequality, Branko Milanović and Thomas Piketty, have now both proposed some form of economic democracy to decrease the pervasive inequalities of the 21. century.  Before the reader starts rolling...

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Employee-owned firms are better in surviving crisis

Employee-owned firms are better in surviving crisis

Employee-owned companies are better in withstanding the crisis. New research by Rutgers School of Management Relations that looked at companies and their response to the COVID-19 crisis confirmed this hypothesis yet again. The results are not...

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After Slovenia and Sweden, Canada is also doing it

After Slovenia and Sweden, Canada is also doing it

In addition to the Slovenian and Swedish sister initiatives promoting a generic ESOP model, Canadians are also trying to promote the US invention of financing employee buyouts through retained earnings of the operating company.  Our Canadian...

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Employee ownership needs participation

Employee ownership needs participation

Empirical studies have confirmed the intuition that employee ownership - to reach its full potential - should be followed up by an increased employee autonomy and participation. In the USA, the best results in terms of productivity, employee...

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American factory and the future of labor

American factory and the future of labor

The documentary film American Factory is introducting to the mainstream progressive audience the problems that the global mobility of capital impose on the local population and environment.  At the first (and to some digree cinycal) seeing, the...

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