A curated list of books and authors whose work has contributed to the formation of this proposed Cooperative Union.


The Overstory (Kindle/Audible)
An Evocation of  and Paean to the Natural World
By Richard Powers

You Belong to the Universe (Kindle/Audible)
Buckminster Fuller and the Future
By Jonathon Keats

Caste (Kindle/Audible)
The Origins of Our Discontents
By Isabel Wilkerson

Black Box Thinking (Kindle/Audible)
Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes – But Some Do
By Matthew Syed

How Emotions Are Made (Kindle/Audible)
The Secret Life of the Brain
By Lisa Feldman Barrett

The Senses (Kindle)
Design Beyond Vision
By Ellen Lupton, Andrea Lipps

Creating Things That Matter (Kindle/Audible/Berkeley Public Library)
The Art and Science of Innovations That Last
By David Edwards

Democratic by Design (Kindle/Print)
How Carsharing, Co-ops, and Community Land Trusts Are Reinventing America
By Gabriel Metcalf

We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy (Kindle/Print)
A Handbook for Understanding and Implementing Sociocratic Principles and Practices
By John Buck and Sharon Villines (About Sociocratic Democracy)

Many Voices One Song (Kindle/Print)
Shared Power With Sociocracy
By Ted J Rau, and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez (New to Sociocracy? Start Here!)

For All the People (Print/Kindle)
Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America
By John Curl and Ishmael Reed

Collective Courage (Kindle/Hardcopy)
A History of African-American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice
By Jessica Gordon-Nembhard

Humanizing the Economy (Kindle/Audible)
Cooperatives in the Age of Capital
By John Restakis

The Non-Profit Narrative (Kindle/Audible)
How Telling Stories Can Change the World
By Dan Portnoy

Locavesting (Kindle/Audible)
The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It
By Amy Cortese

A History of Future Cities (Kindle/Audible)
By Daniel Brook

Smart Cities (Kindle/Audible)
Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
By Anthony M. Townsend

Winners Take All (Kindle/Audible)
The Elite Charade of Changing the World
By Anand Giridharadas

Environmental Psychology: An Introduction (Kindle/Audible)
By Linda Steg, Agnes E. Van Den Berg

Understanding People in Context (Kindle/Audible)
The Ecological Perspective in Counseling
By Prof. Ellen Piel Cook, PhD

The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling (Kindle/Hardcover)
By Prof. Robert K. Conyne, PhD

Ecological Counseling (Print)
An Innovative Approach to Conceptualizing Person-Environment Interaction
By Prof. Robert K. Conyne, PhD and Prof. Ellen Piel Cook, PhD

Where There Is No Psychiatrist (Kindle/Print)
A Mental Health Care Manual
By Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon

The Demon-Haunted World (Kindle/Audible)
Science as a Candle in the Dark
By Carl Sagan