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Cooperatives: Born and Bred for Hard Times

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 @ 12:53 PM

Credit default swaps, TARP, Ponsi schemes, too-big-to-fail investment banks; our news is full of economic concepts many of us hadn’t heard of before. With all the dire forecasts and hand-wringing over “how could this have happened” and what the “right” solution is, as parties line up accusing each other of being “corporate” or “socialist,” I’m left to wonder; where are the new ideas? Where is the out-of-the-box thinking? Where is the vision for a different model of economics?

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Tags: Local, Cooperative, Food, Farm, Organic