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The Co-operative Model – A Growing Trend?

Positive Future #196 (Feature photo – Migros Grocery in Switzerland is a Cooperative – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Cooperatives have played a key role in the economic development and stability of rural America for decades. There are grain co-operatives, buying co-operatives and selling co-operatives. The co-op model is to serve its constituents (as opposed to stockholders exploiting its employees). Interestingly, a major political party in the United Kingdom is called the Cooperative Party. People must strive to cooperate in order to maximize economic prosperity and avoid income inequality. Recently, Resilience – a organization promoting alternative solutions – carried an article about a report on co-operatives released by the UK Co-operative…

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