cooperatives

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A cooperative (“coop“) or co-operative (“co-op“) is an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit. Cooperatives include non-profit community organizations and businesses that are owned and managed by the people who use their services (a consumer cooperative) or by the people who work there (a worker cooperative) or by the people who live there (a housing cooperative), hybrids such as worker cooperatives that are also consumer cooperatives or credit unions, multi-stakeholder cooperatives such as those that bring together civil society and local actors to deliver community needs, and second and third tier cooperatives whose members are other cooperatives.

 

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diy downtown investment coop (sounds like Heather‘s thinking)

http://ilsr.org/do-it-yourselves-downtown-investment-cooperative-model/

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haven’t watched this.. posted on fb by david h – watch this video to learn how to start a worker coop:

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3042716/change-generation/watch-this-video-to-learn-how-to-start-a-worker-cooperative?partner=rss

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feb 2015 – 3 fold economy in Rojava – coops

http://kurdishquestion.com/index.php/kurdistan/west-kurdistan/rojava-s-threefold-economy.html

community, war, open

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Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens)

3/3/15 7:00 AM
Young people are setting up workers’ co-operatives to fight against inequality | Gabriel Bristow The Guardian ow.ly/JS1zB

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great.. but today we have the means to go beyond work.. for pay.. we have the means to let go of money.. so why not change beyond a system/coop.. that continues to measure/validate transactions/people.. et al

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