The 3rd Way
Co-authors Veny W. Musum and Upendra Chivukula offer a bipartisan exploration of employee ownership, its history, how ESOPs work, and the barriers Americans must demand the government remove for the system to succeed nationally. Thousands of small closely-held business and large, publically-traded corporations use employee stock ownership plans successfully, benefitting millions of employees. It’s time to embrace economic democracy on an aggressive national and international scale.
The Citizen’s Share
This book offers the compelling vision of a better healthier American economy founded on the basic principles of employee ownership and profit sharing. The deep-rooted history of this American vision is elegantly interwoven with the results of modern rigorous research. The Citizen’s Share is a wonderfully readable book with an important message that will provoke serious thought and discussion.
-Martin L. Weitzman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and author of The Share Economy
A few years ago, Blasi, Kruse, and Freeman caught people’s attention with an intriguing thesis: that a company performs better when owned by its workers . In this book, the authors go a step further. They make the interesting and provocative claim that worker ownership also improves democracy. Readers may disagree with the conclusion, but they will want to understand the argument.
-Eric S. Maskin, Nobel laureate in Economics and Adams University Professor, Harvard University