The Cooperative Principles

One: Voluntary and Open Membership Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination. Two: Democratic Member Control Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making […]

The Cooperative Potential

The Happy Tutor has an inspiring essay over at Wealth Bondage. it started me thinking about how important Coops could be to The Change. It’s an existing business structure and relatively easy to set up. Many people assume that Coops are just small-time natural food stores, but there are also producer coops (like Land-O-Lakes and […]