Saturday, October 23, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Cooperative Economics, a talk by Dr. Sharat G. Lin. How can cooperative economics provide a viable alternative to capitalism with its inexorable inequality and existing models of state socialism? Political economist Sharat G. Lin examines various cooperative models from around the world and considers the prospects for a cooperative world economy. In-person at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center and virtually via Zoom. Sharat G. Lin, PhD is research fellow with Human Agenda and the Initiative for Equality. He writes and lectures on global political economy, labor migration, social movements, and public health. He has studied producer-owned cooperatives in Spain, Cuba, Venezuela, India, and the U.S. He has observed first-hand many temporary experiments in self-organization as well as state enterprises in both capitalist, socialist, and hybrid states.