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Fri 27 Oct 2017

Measuring the impact of the cooperative sector

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John Rhoads Public Seen by 433

Please add your comments below regarding this article.
http://www.democracyatwork.info/measuring_impact_cooperative_sector

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John Rhoads Fri 27 Oct 2017

I feel that the "coop sector" would be better served if the case could be made to less liberal types that WSDE's/coops are beneficial from a non-partisan point of view. Coopes are not inherently "liberal" or "conservative" by nataure. Hence, conservatives should really not have issue with the fundamentals of coops or the movement. Conservatives will one day get on board but with some reasoning they may just see fit to do so sooner than later.

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John Rhoads started a check Fri 27 Oct 2017

Are Coops good for conservatives and liberals equally? Closed Sat 11 Nov 2017

Select the check box if you think Coops should be appealing to more than just liberal types or the X if not. Leave comments why you think so.

5 - Yes
0 - No
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John Rhoads
Yes
Fri 27 Oct 2017

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Andrea Iannone
Yes
Fri 27 Oct 2017

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Yes
Fri 27 Oct 2017

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Kenneth Baumann
Yes
Tue 31 Oct 2017

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John
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Fri 3 Nov 2017

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John Rhoads Fri 27 Oct 2017

"It is only when those who support and are part of the cooperative sector can clearly articulate and demonstrate (empirically) the benefits of cooperatives that public officials will begin to construct favorable public policy." --Are we doing this sufficiently?

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Kenneth Baumann Tue 31 Oct 2017

Libertarians should like worker co-ops, and they're usually considered conservatives (not by me).

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John Thu 2 Nov 2017

when I speak about cooperation, I focus on the values and principles. "autonomy and independence", democracy, solidarity resonate with everyone.

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John Tue 28 Nov 2017

There has been some work on measuring the impact of co-ops in Canada.It would be worth incorporating this discussion: https://community-wealth.org/content/co-operatives-sustainable-communities-tools-measure-co-operative-impact-and-performance

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Devin McPherson Thu 30 Nov 2017

Hi John, I haven't read your link yet, but after watching a recent documentary on Netflix, A New Economy, I see Canada as having an advantage due to national health care. Most US citizens are trapped in the wage slave condition by our need for company health care. I think that if we move to a single payer system here people will jump at the chance to participate in a cooperative economy.