A different approach

We are committed to Democracy, Sharing, Sustainability and Justice

We are a democracy — our citizens elect the company’s leadership.

We return profits to the citizens who create value in the community.

We encourage sustainability by providing a marketplace that gives your old stuff a new life.

We aim to help half the planet earn an average of $25 per day by the year 2025.

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A unique history

Learn how & why empowr was started, and all about its 15 year journey thus far.

America is an Idea and the American Dream
is for Everyone

Why We Built empowr.com
The Experiment to Democratize Social Media

From a co-founder of empowr.com comes this much anticipated book, telling the "Why?" story behind the massive social platform, empowr.com, that’s been in the making for nearly fifteen years. Learn exactly what drove the participants (founders, advisors, success coaches and 1,000 employees plus 100,000 alpha test users) in their gigantic moonshot project.

After meticulously discussing the "Why?" the author then delves into how empowr has been designed to exploit the exponential characteristics of the web - via its tightly-integrated democratic, economic and educational platform - to deliver opportunity to people everywhere.

The book reads like a manifesto and a manual. One can’t help but come away anxious for the launch of empowr.com. You'll also walk away with newfound or elevated inspiration to dream big, take on your own moonshot project and make a massive difference on the planet.

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Meet our advisors

Dr. Jodi Beggs

Economics Expert – About.com

Dr. Mark Bevir

Professor of Political Science – UC Berkeley

Sunita Bose

Director of Policy - Change.org

Dr. David Ciepley

Professor of Political Science – University of Denver

Dr. Denise Dimon

Director – Ahlers Center for International Business – University of San Diego

Dr. Zachary Elkins

Professor of Government – University of Texas

Dr. Yi Feng

Professor of Government – Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Jon Gant

Director – Center for Digital Inclusion at University of Illinois

Dr. Michael A. Gillespie

Professor of Political Science – Duke University

Dr. Dipak K. Gupta

Professor of Political Science – San Diego State University

Dr. Christian Helmers

Professor of Economics – Santa Clara University

Dr. Yasheng Huang

Associate Dean – MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. Shachar Kariv

Economics Department Chair – UC Berkeley

Dr. Ian Shapiro

Professor of Political Science and Law - Yale University

Dr. Mark Klein

Principal Research Scientist – MIT

Dr. Jack Knight

Professor of Law and Political Science – Duke University

Raina Kumra

Founder – Mavin.co

David Landau

Associate Dean for International Programs – Florida State University College of Law

Dr. Hélène Landemore

Professor of Political Science – Yale University

Alex Torpey

Managing Partner - Veracity Media

Dr. Frances Rosenbluth

Professor of Political Science - Yale University

Dr. Robert Luskin

Professor of Government – University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Nolan McCarty

Professor of Politics and Public Affairs - Princeton University

Dr. John Morgan

Professor of Economics – UC Berkeley

Dr. Marc Andreas Muendler

Professor of Economics – UC San Diego

Dr. Michael Munger

Professor of Political Science, Economics and Public Policy – Duke

Dr. Scott E. Page

Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics - University of Michigan

Dr. Joel Rogers

Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs and Sociology - University of Madison-Wisconsin

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