Gar Alperovitz: The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops

HIRE OURSELVES: worker-owned cooperatives

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TheRealNews on Jan 26, 2014

Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay, the experience of Spain’s Mondragon, the world’s largest workers’ co-op, shows that workers’ ownership can go to scale but on their own, co-ops will not transform society or the economy.


From the archives:

Gar Alperovitz: Capitalism is in Long Term Stagnation and Decay

Gar Alperovitz: Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership

Gar Alperovitz: Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life

Superstorm Sandy — One Year Later + A Co-op Story: People’s Construction in Rockaway

Occupied Social Centers in Spain + Cooperatives, Another Mode of Production

The Mondragon Experiment – Corporate Cooperativism (1980)

Gar Alperovitz: America Beyond Capitalism

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  10. Damn it! Why always this negative attitude towards something new? Worried that it might, just might work? Why must everything always be accomplished by the end of the week? Rome wasn’t built in one day either. Look how ‘successful’ capitalism has been…A Chinese proverb says…the longest journey starts with the first step. And so it is with all the cooperatives: it takes perseverance, time, dedication and PATIENCE!!! So why don’t you quit knocking it – instead help promulgate this idea all over.

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