Cooperative (n)?

A TEDxTalk by Emily A M Lippold Cheney

Cooperative (n.)

Most people, if asked, would be quick to tell you “cooperative” is an adjective. I think most people, too, would report wanting to live with others in a way that was more cooperative. As I understand it, the quickest and most effective way in which to get to that place is to consider “cooperative,” first and foremost, as a noun. The cooperative economic model presents both the means and an end to a movement beyond individualist and profit-motivated capitalism. It is the Principles and Values of the cooperative model that define it and have maintained its integrity and distinctness for centuries. As tools for economic self-realization, cooperatives are respected and utilized by communities around the globe but remain largely misunderstood in the United States. During 2012, the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives, it is time to actively cooperate (v.) and spread the word to build a movement towards collective liberation.

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