"Despite their poor record as a force for social change, cooperatives still hold an appeal for many well intentioned people, who continue to look to them as a viable alternative to capitalism. Although cooperation is unquestionably a necessary part of the solution, cooperatives by themselves are insufficient to challenge the capitalist system.” – Murray Bookchin
Well, there's this:
I think criticism like this is constructive, on the whole. But generally it seems not specifically anti-coop, just about how coops can fail at their aims, because they have to compete to exist.
Bookchin's in the queue for my full attention, but there's a lot of competition. I need a podcast I can play whilst doing housework.
So far I found this:
@wu_lee Bookmarked. Thanks.
@tbeckett because someone retooted it i want to disagree here. In germany by law an Genossenschaft is not always a socialist enterprise and even rent-seeking is possible. The housing marked is partly dominated by COOPs, which are run as normal capitalist companies. the democracy part is minimized and not full blown,you pay for entry. The rent is distributed among different levels, some for (re-)investment, other for the CEOs of the Genossenschaft. What i want to say: It depends on implementation
Whew! Found it (and pinned it)
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