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fjwhite
3 years 5 months ago

Speaking of capitalism, what difference, if any, will the galloping growth of cooperatives and worker-owned businesses have on a capitalist system currently dominated by rapacious financials and multinationals?

See, for example, these two re-posts on my blog —

“Amazing International Co-op Summit in Quebec: Explores ways to exploit failures of global economic system, and more” — October 24, 2012 — http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/amazing-international-co-op-summit-in-quebec-explores-ways-to-exploit-failures-of-global-economic-system-and-more/

“Employee ownership offers alternative to unions and a real solution for workers and communities” – Posted March 27, 2012 — “At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, the economic crisis and growing inequality in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities.” http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/employee-ownership-offers-alternative-to-unions-and-a-real-solution-for-workers-and-communities/

ConsumerTrap
3 years 5 months ago

Coops can work in many ways under many larger arrangements. If we don’t gain control over the commanding heights of economic decision-making and policy, coops won’t matter much. If we do, they could be awesome. The answer isn’t internal to coops themselves.

fjwhite
3 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the reply. Two follow-up questions occur to me: What are the chances of gaining control over the commanding heights of economic decision-making and policy? And who will wrest this control from the current captains of capitalism?

And I really don’t expect answers to these questions.

ConsumerTrap
3 years 5 months ago

The chances are 47. 82%. 😉

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