04 Jul '12, 10am

If we are all in this together let #coops be the solution; my blog post for @soilassociation featuring @cooperativesUK

If we are all in this together let #coops be the solution; my blog post for @soilassociation featuring @cooperativesUK

Anna Louise Batchelor - 04 July 2012 A famous politician once said that we are 'all in this together' and he is right. Whilst he was talking about the banking crisis and the resulting recession, I'm talking about community. For me there is such a thing as society. It's easy to be pessimistic about the economy and worry about Britain's future. Over a million young people are unemployed and being failed by an economy that struggles to provide skilled, stable work. In the International Year of Co-operatives let's fix the broken economy ourselves. I advocate looking at the model of co-ops for the way forward. Co-operatives are defined by the United Nations as 'business enterprises owned and controlled by the very members that they serve' with '...decisions made in co-operatives are balanced by the pursuit of profit and the needs and interests of members and their communities'....

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