An estimated 250 million people are employed in worker cooperatives worldwide. Argentina is one interesting case study, where a crashing economy drove workers to stage takeovers. But the conservative leader is not a fan.
A federal law from late last year is requiring the military to find ways to reduce taxpayer subsidies for the commissaries that sell food at discount prices to active duty and retired armed service members.
Japan's high speed trains run upwards of 200 miles per hour while Amtrak's Acela can only go its top speed of 150 for short stretches. The reason? Outdated infrastructure. After World War II, the US invested in cars, not trains, and today its passenger railways lag far behind countries in Europe and Asia. Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter lays out a new vision for US transportation in her book "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead."
With thousands of refugees seeking safety in Europe and thousands of economic migrants looking for new opportunities from Germany to the United States, is it time to tear down those borders and recognize what a changing world has done to labor markets.