• Why the cooperative model needs to be at the heart of our new economy

    7 days ago - By Fast Company

    In a new book, journalist Nathan Schneider positions cooperative businesses as both radical and traditional-and says all businesses should move toward more democracy.
    In 1903, an American entrepreneur, Charles Boettcher, founded the Great Western Sugar Company in Colorado, and opened two beet sugar refineries outside of Denver. Over the course of the 20th century, the company expanded, adding more facilities in Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska, and encompassing hundreds of growers across those states. The company passed from owner to owner for several decades, starting in the 1970s, and its...
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