Lecture Notes

As part of this course, students are required to attend four skill-building workshops conducted at MIT in conjunction with Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) CEO Lynn Benander on Coop organization, financing, and management. The lecture notes from these workshops are provided in the table below.

week # Topics
1 Tensions between Capitalism and Democracy
2 Tensions between Capitalism and Environmental Sustainability
3 Combining Political and Economic Development
4 Cooperative Models
5 Community-Owned Real Estate (Trusts and Housing Coops)

Presentation by Will Bradshaw on Market Creek
6

Banking and Financing
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CDI workshop 1
Presented by Lynn Benander and Shakoor Anjawani

 

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CDI workshop 2
Presented by Lynn Benander and Shakoor Anjawani

7 Union Pension Investing
8

Privatization and Gainsharing
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CDI workshop 3
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CDI workshop 4
Presented by Lynn Benander and Shakoor Anjawani

9 Organizing Remittances
10 Work Session
11 Work Session (cont.)
12 Work Session (cont.)
13 Work Session (cont.)
14 Work Session (cont.)
15 Project Discussion