From the big stage to the political arena: It's time for employee ownership to get its closeup

What all of this misses is that there is already a bold idea, with proven results and a long history of bipartisan support, that could transform capitalism and lift millions of people permanently out of poverty. This big idea makes a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage look squarely like small-minded incrementalism, and it won’t empty the federal treasury.

But nobody is talking about it except Broadway actors.

The revolutionary idea is to provide workers with increasing access to the capital their labor both produces and sustains. And the fight for that principle is now raging on Broadway after the musical “Hamilton” decided to give its workers a share in the production’s massive cash windfall. Now the national labor union Actors Equity is demanding that all Broadway performers and producers get a share of the spoils. READ MORE