Imagine worker owned cooperatives numbering over 80,000 worker owners engaged in everything from agriculture and education to research in nanotechnology.
Imagine they limit their CEOs to no more that 6X the lowest paid worker in a company and still compete successfully in international trade.
Imagine that they played a major role in turning Spain’s poorest region into its most prosperous.
Imagine that they have zero % unemployment in a country with 25% unemployment.
Too good to be true?
It’s not. It’s real. Further, their economic model works in Petaluma, where baker-owners made $80,000 last year.
I studied in the Mondragon co-operatives in September, 2012, and will be giving a talk on what has happened there and what it suggests for us in America.
Where: The French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA
When: Tuesday, October 15 at 7 pm.
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