[act-ma] 4/05, 7:30 PM, Working Group on Co-operation, Newton Lower Falls: "How Co-ops Can Survive Market Competition"

R. Wayne Clark rwayneclark at igc.org
Thu Apr 5 10:46:27 PDT 2012

Friends and Co-operators,


On Thursday, April 5th, at 7:30 - 9:30 PM, in Newton Lower Falls, the
Working Group on Co-operation will discuss "How Co-ops Can Survive Market
Competition".  It is often said that co-ops must change and adapt to the
forces of market competition.  Unless co-ops adopt the same hierarchical
management structure, polluting technologies, wage degradation, and
questionable business practices of their competitors in the same market, the
co-ops will not survive.  I contend this is not true - in fact, when co-ops
adopt these practices, this is when they lose their market and die.  Co-ops
have always been market leaders and set the standards for the rest of the
market to follow.  Come find out why!



The Working Group on Co-operation is focused on discussing the theory of
co-operation as the way to implement economic horizontal democracy and on
the practical application of this theory to various economic enterprises
called co-operatives.  We meet every Thursday night at 7:30 - 9:30 PM in
Newton Lower Falls at 49 Sherrin Rd.  If you want to come, send an email to
rwayneclark at igc.org or call 617-467-4113 to reserve your seat in the
discussion.  Or, you can just show up.


One of the topics we will discuss regularly, is the International Year of
Co-operatives throughout 2012.  How we can promote it and what it means to
U.S. co-ops.  And, we serve the best guacamole in the area.


If you want to call or send an email to discuss your favorite co-op idea or
project, please feel free to do so anytime after lunch on Thursdays.


I hope to see some of you on Thursday.


In co-operation, Wayne.



R. Wayne Clark

49 Sherrin Rd.

Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462



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