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  •  Consumer cooperatives generally work better (1+ / 0-)
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    Mutual insurance companies, credit unions and retail consumer coops like REI do work. There are also many large, long-standing producer coops in the agricultural sector.

    Unions do not take personal rewards away, ask the NFLPA or Hollywood actors or almost anyone else who is a union member. That is one of the lies that corporations have been spewing for decades to allow them to steal the fruits of your work.

    Hey, hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?

    by freelunch on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:52:41 AM PST

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    •  We need more of them (1+ / 0-)
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      This is one area that our government has ignored. I like to see them extend loans to coops to get them started.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:54:39 AM PST

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      •  I would like to see the policy that the US (1+ / 0-)
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        imposed on Germany after WW II: mandatory union membership in industry-wide, not craft-based, unions. Then management does not get to pit one union against another.

        In just the same way that the US occupation created a national health plan for Iraq.

        The needs were obvious, even to military planners with no prior experience in economics and government.

        America—We built that!

        by Mokurai on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:23:20 PM PST

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        •  What does "industry wide" mean? (0+ / 0-)

          Are car manufacturers an industry?   Are the repair shops in the same industry?   How about motorcycle makers?  Are they in it too?    Small engine manufacturers - lawn mower an boat motors.

          Airplane motors? Train motorsmakers?

          When does an industry stop?

          Religion gives men the strength to do what should not be done.

          by bobtmn on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:43:24 PM PST

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