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  Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions         February 2013 

Just Launched! The Spring 2013 Issue

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How Cooperatives are Driving the New Economy
by Sarah van Gelder

What if we all owned and oversaw the banks, by vote, and had a say in decisions made by retailers where we shop? What if we ran our workplaces without corporate CEOs? Here are stories of companies and communities where business is done by the people, for the people.

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Just the Facts: What's So Good About Co-ops?

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Why support the co-ops in your community? The benefits might be further-reaching than you think.


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Equal Exchange photo by Paul DunnThe Economy: Under New Ownership
by Marjorie Kelly

Something is dying in our time. As the nation struggles to recover from unsustainable personal and national debt, stagnant wages, the damages wrought by climate change, and more, a whole way of life is drawing to a close. ...

It began with railroads and steam engines at the dawn of the Industrial Age, and over two centuries has swelled into a corporation-dominated system marked today by vast wealth inequity and bloated carbon emissions. That economy is today proving fundamentally unsustainable. ...

Emerging in our time—in largely disconnected experiments across the globe—are the seeds of a different kind of economy. It, too, is built on a foundation of ownership, but of a unique type.


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