Why the Cooperative Model is a Revolution (1/5)



Melanie Shellito discusses the cooperative model and its success as an engine for social justice. In a market where farmers could not support themselves, she co-created a food co-op, demonstrating the strengths of this model in which communities own the resources of their communities. This has taken place in many towns and cities all over the world, building internal and local economies, providing secure jobs with fair wages. She encourages others to take part in these co-ops, voting with their money and fundamentally shifting this idea that the dominant economy is the only one. This approach really sparks hope that the wealth, land, and resources do not need to be hoarded by a minority of people and democratic systems of equality can and do successfully exist in a way which all members benefit.


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