“At its’ simplest, the platform co-op concept is pretty straightforward; if ‘we the people’ own and democratically control the platforms we use we all get a better deal; without external investors syphoning off funds every quarter any value created can be recycled within the platform; workers get paid more (and, most importantly, a real liveable wage), customers get better value and together we set the rules. The profit motive, of conventional ‘platform monopolies’ like Uber, Airbnb and Deliveroo is replaced in favour of ‘benefitting the community the platform serves’.”

Get the full story here.

Verified by MonsterInsights