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  •  It's not the idea of a coop that's (3+ / 0-)
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    unworkable, it's the implementation of the purest forms.
    The most idealist of them do tend to fail, in part because they substitute the unfairness of excessively unfair concentration of wealth with excessively unfair distribution of wealth. Accommodations for differing abilities, duties and efforts have to be accounted for, as does the value of people's time and money, which unfettered, pure adherence to consensus tends to de-value. I believe there are intentional communities and ecovillages that are getting close to the right middle ground and we should take our models from them.

    All you have to do is think about what it is takes for someone to put a significant amount of their money into something. It begins with a belief that it will not be squandered. The same goes for one' time. Initially, people are willing to be generous and have faith that it will come to meaningful, observable, demonstrable good. Easier said than done, especially if the community has significant numbers who do not value money or time...

    The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries. -WiA "When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill..." - PhilJD

    by Words In Action on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:15:54 AM PST

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