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Exploring the Opportunities for Platform Cooperatives in India
India has been experiencing a rapid increase in privately-held wealth relative to public wealth, resulting in growing inequality in terms of wealth and income. This trend is being accelerated by the platformization of everyday life, with corporations investing in monopolizing various markets. India also has a large cooperative network, which provides an alternative to capitalist-dominated markets by allowing workers to democratically control their working conditions and enforce the equitable distribution of wealth and income. The country's cooperatives are concentrated in the agriculture, credit provision, and informal sectors. However, with platformization, these sectors are undergoing significant change. There are initiatives that aim to channel platformization in a cooperative direction, including platform cooperatives, which provide a democratic alternative to corporate-run digital infrastructure.

Theory Jam Session. Platform Co-op School 2023.

Apr 5, 2023 06:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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