Cooperatives vs Corporations

Cooperatives are the solution!

Cooperatives are the opposite of corporations. Coops put the power into the hands of those at the bottom. For example, a corporate employee only receives compensation usually based on the energy of time & physical labor spent delivering specific value to the corporation. The corporation takes that investment of energy we’ll call WORK, puts a profit markup, and resells it to the customers of the corporation. The corporation takes the profit achieved from exploiting the energy of the workers and passes the rewards up to the corporation's stockholders, who did no actual work in delivering the goods and services to the customers. Cooperatives exist to serve the member stakeholders. For example, when a cooperative achieves a surplus as a result of meeting the needs of the member stakeholders that surplus is given back to the members as a dividend. So the members receive the rewards of their capital staking of labor, intellectual property, and social network to the cooperative enterprise.

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The Coop Evangelist

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