Interesting read about some of the issues faced at the system level as cooperatives get large and embedded in global markets. As experienced by Mondragon.
@neil I find analyses like this to be really important. A related one about Mondragon is https://medium.com/fifty-by-fifty/mondragon-through-a-critical-lens-b29de8c6049
There's a lot of critique as one moves away from mainstream economic theory; not all of it is based on a "structural" analysis. Two books that do so are http://www.capital-and-the-debt-trap.com/ and http://realecon.org/.
Chomsky suggested that we need an experimental approach. I agree; but need to learn how to learn from experiments where the context can't be tightly controlled 🤔
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]