Solutions After Disaster: How Worker-Owned Cooperatives are Generating Real Wealth and Community

One year ago, when Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the United States with its high tides and winds stretching a 900-mile span, it hit communities in 24 states. Damage estimates range from $50 billion to $68 billion. In New York, loss estimates exceed $19 billion with no areas harder hit than that spit of land south of Brooklyn known as The Rockaways. This week,  GRITtv and Commonomics look at rebuilding in the Rockaways. When the storm hit, whole sections of the area were demolished, leaving local people displaced and without a job. With a medium income under $28,000 a year, many residents had already been enduring tough economic times.  Would they have a say in rebuilding? In fear of the sort of commercial land grabs seen in other places after disasters, groups like... read more
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