Richard Wolff is an enthusiast of the Italy’s Marcora Law that allows unemployed workers to direct their rights to benefits towards financing the setting up of Workers Cooperative. This is conditional on workers gathering a group of at least 9 fellow unemployed with a plausible enterprise plan.
The Italian region of Emilia Romagna has one of the highest density of cooperative enterprises. This has been a major contribution to improved general popular prosperity.
See Link to Richard Wolff on BlogRoll on left hand side of screen.
Added June 16 20015;
For further reading about the context with in which the Marcora law operates see this document.