Pieces like this are so important, as they give a body to what might otherwise be a merely theoretical opposition to neoliberalism. I can name one specific example that is an astounding (small) success. Casa Nueva was a "normal" restaurant in Athens OH, until it was bought by its workforce and turned into a worker owned cooperative. From that platform, they have networked with growers and vendors in the surrounding Southeast Ohio area, working to keep capital local. They have raised the wage floor for restaurant work in that small college town, and set an example that workplaces do not have to be top down, undemocratic entities. Coops can deliver more of the profit to workers, but it's not just about the money. There is opportunity for individual growth and learning within the cooperative structure of Casa Nueva, in the form of training and additional pay for specific tasks, from bookkeeping to scheduling to bartending. Everyone does at least one shift washing the dishes. Management is elected by and from the workforce. Casa expanded into an adjoining space with a bar and music venue, which has ensured profitability and made it even more relevant to the community as a whole. And the food is excellent, especially breakfast. Sorry, ghost of Margaret Thatcher: there are alternatives.