Capitalism is not the only form of economy. Alternative economies—people’s economies—exist in which human needs and relationships are more important than competition and profit.
Forms of solidarity economy built on the principles and values of cooperation, equality, self-determination and democracy, exist and are taking shape in many parts of the world. These forms include household economies, barter economies, collective economies including cooperatives, worker-controlled economies, subsistence market economies, community budgeting, participatory budgeting, community-based local currency exchange systems, and ethical trading, among others. Labour organizations have also provided spaces for building capacities in the struggle to defy capitalism.
General: Provide visibility or social recognition of non-capitalist economic identities, of people being actively involved in non-capitalist practices, to motivate the pursuit of similar undertakings
Linking theoretical debates with social experiments and initiatives
13 selected case studies: