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October 27th, 2017 20:26

Measuring the impact of the cooperative sector

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

John Rhoads

John Rhoads October 27th, 2017 20:35

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.

John Rhoads

John Rhoads is checking October 27th, 2017 20:42

Are Coops good for conservatives and liberals equally? Closed 1:02pm - Saturday 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
John Rhoads

John Rhoads
Yes
October 27th, 2017 20:42

John Rhoads

John Rhoads October 27th, 2017 21:53

"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?

Andrea Iannone

Andrea Iannone
Yes
October 27th, 2017 21:57

Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas
Yes
October 27th, 2017 23:45

Kenneth Baumann

Kenneth Baumann
Yes
October 31st, 2017 02:41

Kenneth Baumann

Kenneth Baumann October 31st, 2017 02:44

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

John

John November 2nd, 2017 17:34

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

John

John
Yes
November 3rd, 2017 17:30

John

John November 28th, 2017 00:12

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

Devin McPherson

Devin McPherson November 30th, 2017 12:50

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.