The coming crash, and why co-ops are so important

Mark Simmonds gave us some free advice that saved us hundreds of pounds when we were setting up as a workers’ co-op. We talk about his work, and get deeper into the philosophy of co-operation.

Highlights:

  • There’s a crash coming. We need co-ops and co-operative practices in place to catch people.
  • The crash will probably be caused by a lack of an economically and energetically viable energy source to run society as it is now.
  • Keep co-ops small and networked, rather than growing huge co-ops. The separate co-operative societies for each town merged together – not a good idea.

Links:
Co-op Culture
Platform 6
Co-ops UK
Sociocracy
Loomio

More on co-operatives

Transcript on LowImpact.org.

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