The barriers to growing the co-operative economy

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With Graham Mitchell of CoTech.

Highlights:

  • It’s down to the processes of co-operation, and creating real economic power through that process. There’s nothing magical required. If we can create economic power, we can make substantial change to the game.
  • Stafford Beer’s viable system model could be really useful in building the complex federations and networks that are needed to build a large enough co-operative sector to challenge the corporate sector.

Links:
Kirklees Solidarity Economy Network
Platform 6
Web Architects
Preston Model
Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Co-operative Assistance Network
Digital Life Collective
Loomio

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