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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-11 11:01 AM
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18. It's most viable on a truly grassroots local level, imho...

The laws and regulations here in the States make legal co-ops versus more informal setups more challenging, but I hope that changes. I'm working on it here in NC.

But I agree with what you said in that the most fundamental worker-owned enterprise is best achieved at a local level, like the Evergreen Cooperatives example in Cleveland.

I'd like to introduce different cooperative enterprises to kind of open the door to new ways of doing business and providing produces and services, even if they're not the type I'm most fond of, which is indeed the type you describe.

We have to start somewhere.....

I agree that some things are best nationalized and shouldn't be for a profit and should be STRICTLY about The Common Good. Healthcare and education, for example.

Cooperative approaches, combined with legislative efforts, may be a bridge to take us closer to such a system.

It's common sense, for cryin' out loud. People can decry all the isms they want, but it's a matter of common sense and humanity.

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