Today’s episode features Earthbound Brewery co-owner and lawyer Stuart Keating. Stuart is an active member of DSA and provides pro-bono legal representation to activist. We discuss his ideology as a socialist business owner, the ethical constraints of capitalism, and much more!
Dodge v. Ford (a case that shaped institutional thought on corporate responsibilities). This is a link to a scholarly paper about the case because the case is boring as hell: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/
Animal Spirits: A book by George Akerlof (a Nobel prize winner!) about the irrationality of economics: http://media.
Systems Theory/Systems dynamics: Thinking about things as “systems” rather than problems to be solved. I am only acquainted with the basics of the field but as a conceptual framework it’s useful: https://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Systems_theory https ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ System_dynamics
Murray Bookchin (his forms of grassroots organization can be directly applied to business organization) https://www.
jacobinmag.com/2016/07/murray- bookchin-ecology-kurdistan- pkk-rojava-technology- environmentalism-anarchy
Lincoln Electric: A publicly held company with unique labor practices like guaranteed employment and a very flat organizational hierarchy: https://www.
nytimes.com/1984/01/15/ business/the-way-that-works- at-lincoln.html https://pdfs. semanticscholar.org/23eb/ 556b0636c87e9c3429444c8c90e484 232228.pdf
Oneida. An intentional community with all sorts of interesting beliefs that eventually became a global flatware company. https://en.