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Co-operatives (co-ops) should be much more of a thing than what they are.  I think that when the government doesn’t want to do its job in helping the citizenry, an opportunity should be afforded to ordinary people.  Through co-ops, they can enter into the marketplace to offer and obtain reasonably priced goods and services, thus hopefully evening the playing field for consumers.

In my opinion, some businesses are way out of line when they charge extra high prices for goods and services during emergencies… AND PANDEMICS.  Considered by some to be commodities; those goods and services are important because they are simply needed to operate in the normal course of living. Businesses should be considerate of their customers and the economy.  Especially when those same businesses  have been given financial help in the past from government bailouts to keep them afloat.  In my opinion,  It is not their water, it is not their gas, it is not their internet.  And that list could go on and on.  So what can we do?  A couple of things.  First, we could let the government manage and control all commodity-type goods and services.  The free market do the work through an assortment of government jobs, independent workers and corporate contractors.  Or, we could talk co-ops.

For now, let’s take baby steps and think/talk co-ops.  What do you think about it?



co-operative is a member-owned business structure with at least five members, all of whom have equal voting rights regardless of their level of involvement or investment. All members are expected to help run the cooperative.

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