What would happen if worker cooperatives dominated an industry?

Do you think we would have similar problems as when capitalist ventures dominate an industry?

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No. The whole point of building a significant worker-coop sector of the US economy is to allow real practical experience to show Americans what the benefits are of (a) working in a democratic workplace (vs the capitalist top-down, undemocratic worplace organization) and (b) having the real choice to use your dollar of purchasing power to support a democratic rather than a capitalist workplace by buying the products of the former rather than the latter. Unless and until a real worker coop sector is established across the US, Americans will continue to be denied the freedom of choice between the two workplaces and the two ways of using dollar purchases.

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  • Richard Wolff
    responded with submitted 2016-11-25 17:55:36 -0500
  • Raymond Lim
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2016-11-25 13:51:52 -0500