Mutuality matters, morally and economically

What is Solidarity Economics?

This collaboration between the Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz and the USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute, Solidarity Economics uses data and analysis to contribute to a more powerful, well-resourced, intersectional, and intersectoral movement for equity.

The voices of socially, economically, racially, and environmentally marginalized communities are central in our work.

Scaling Economic Solidarity: The Pandemic, Nonprofits, and Power

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how a disease can reveal an underlying sickness—and in America, that means our failure to provide universal health care, our marginalization of immigrants and others, and our devaluation of the caring work that makes...

Equity, Growth and Community: What the Nation Can Learn From America’s Metro Areas

What the Nation Can Learn From America’s Metropolitan Regions In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. This new book by Chris...

From Resistance to Renewal: Building An Economy Based Belonging

Our economic rules are generally based on the notion that self-interest and competition are natural human impulses, with conservatives suggesting that markets will channel those forces into equilibrium and others arguing to constrain individual and... used to be the domain of the UK based Solidarity Economy Association, which can now be found at