Download an updated version of the Fair Exchange
For information and materials from the 2005 Fair Exchange Conference held in Washington
D.C., click here
Groban Olson's Fair Exchange Paper from Cornell Journal of Law & Public
a brief brochure on COG and Fair Exchange here
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to COG Here
International Policy Conference materials, click
Ownership For All
COG Working Papers
here for conference
International Strategy Meeting 6-8 May 2001.
COG develops positive responses to globalization
- focusing on employee ownership best practices and strategies internationally.
as most of the world’s countries are embracing democracy, however flawed,
the largest corporations are eclipsing many of the world’s governments in
economic power and political influence. Globalization needn’t require a
loss of local community control. We can make better choices.
The Capital Ownership
Group (COG), is a non-profit network of professionals, academics and activists
on six continents, using broad ownership to abate the negative effects of globalization.
COG operates an on-line virtual think tank (navigable in six languages), conference
center and library from Kent State University. Over 600 participants are
registered in its 20 working groups. COG has responded to over 5.3 million
data requests from people in 171 countries. To fix globalization
Fair Exchange is one strategy. COG welcomes new ideas and participants to
our online working groups, gladly hosts new working groups on other fix-globalization
strategies, accepts on-line library submissions, and swaps hot links to further
our joint goal. Funders have included the Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation, German Marshall Fund of the U.S., Kent State University, the National
Center for Employee Ownership, European Union, Corporation for Enterprise Development,
and the Carey Center for Democratic Capitalism.
COG Programs include:
1) On-line conference center enabling
collaborative research and a forum for development of policy proposals and implementation
efforts); 2) On-line library including research reports,
case studies, and proposed legislation; 3) Creation and publication of the policy
working groups’ output and summaries; and 4)
An international policy conference in October 2002. A recent international strategy
conference expanded the number and narrowed the focus of working groups to enable
concrete action. The work of the first six groups is now published on-line in
Ownership for All. Summaries
of Ownership for All are also available or can be obtained in hard
copy on request by sending a message to COG.
mission to create,
build and serve a coalition that promotes broad ownership of productive capital;
reduces inequality of income and wealth; increases sustainable economic development;
expands opportunities for people to realize their productive and creative potential;
stabilizes local communities by improving living standards; and enhances the quality
of life for all.
You can make
a tax-deductible donation to COG Here