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Co-ops: the illusion of autonomy

Posted by: Stoller on December 08, 1999 at 21:18:13:

In Reply to: Capatilism vs. Socialism posted by David Elliott on December 08, 1999 at 11:14:26:

: Have any of you socialist figured out how to turn Boieng into a Grass Roots organization or a CO-Operative business?

As SDF intelligently noted a while ago, co-operatives---although bringing the means of production under worker control---must play by the same market rules that capitalists do; subsequently , many co-operatives must impose the same harsh 'capitalist' conditions upon themselves simply to stay in business.

Same with intentional communities, of course.

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