Matt Stannard

Enacting Commonomics: Law, Policy, and Cooperative Culture


Saving the planet means changing our everyday material practices. These changes must be encoded not only in our interpersonal and collective culture, but also in law and policy. Matt Stannard will discuss the process of materially empathetic construction of local ordinances and organic economic practices in the service of building a cooperative economy.  

Matt Stannard is policy director for Commonomics USA and a longtime economic justice advocate, on the board of directors of the Public Banking Institute, and has provided economic and legal advocacy support for victims of violence and economic insecurity in the U.S. and abroad. He has spoken and written on worker-owned cooperatives, basic income, public banks, and the intersection of economic oppression and interpersonal violence. His education includes a JD from the University of Wyoming's College of Law.