Economic Democracy Conference Comes to Madison
This weekend, Madison is hosting the Economic Democracy Conference. Given the discussions about moochers, takers, and the 47 percent, the timing is impeccable.
“The purpose of political democracy is to provide for political empowerment to all citizens; the purpose of economic democracy is to provide economic empowerment to all citizens and all local communities, and to prevent the concentration of economic power that subverts mass political and economic empowerment,” the conference website states.
Madison is an ideal place to have this discussion. The Wisconsin uprising was, in part, a broad discussion of workers rights, which are integral to economic democracy. Plus, Madison has a large number of workers co-ops and collectives, economic democracy at work.
For more information, go to http://economicdemocracyconference.org.
If you liked this story by Elizabeth DiNovella, the Culture Editor of The Progressive magazine, check out her story "New Doc "As Goes Janesville" Exposes Paul Ryan’s Hometown."
Follow Elizabeth DiNovella @lizdinovella on Twitter
- Give a Gift
- About Us
- Civil Liberties
CURRENT ISSUE: December 2013 / January 2014
Rick Bass | Why I’m left with no choice but to put my body on the line.
When Government Was Neighborly
Wendell Berry | Saluting a New Deal program that helped Kentucky farmers.
The Bravest Woman I Know
Kathy Kelly | How an eighty-two-year-old librarian braved Baghdad.
How to Build a New World
Naomi Klein | Why I was wrong in The Shock Doctrine—and what we must do now.