Difference between UK & US co-ops

We talk about worker members of co-ops, but in the US they talk about worker owners

With NAME of Radical Routes and Footprint Co-op.

Highlights:

  • Any surplus generated should be for the people who generated it.
  • The idea of giving up precarious individual lives for plentiful collective lives, where you’re accountable to other people that you know, rather than being accountable to the state or to corporations seems to me like more liberty, not less.
  • In the UK, we talk about worker members of co-ops, but in the US they talk about worker owners, and the idea that every member owns a share of the co-op is crucially important.
  • What I’d like to do next, if I can, is to develop a commune based on Twin Oaks. 100 to 200 people. (in Yorkshire)

Links:
Cornerstone Co-op
Twin Oaks
Redfield Community
Cathy’s trip blog

Transcript on LowImpact.org.

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