The Cooperative Society: The next stage of human history

The Cooperative Society: The next stage of human history

by E.G. Nadeau, Luc Nadeau

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998066202
Publisher: Emile G Nadeau
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

E.G. Nadeau has a Ph.D. in sociology and has spent most of his more than 45-year career developing,
researching, writing and teaching about cooperatives in the United States and in developing countries.

Luc Nadeau has a Masters of Science in ecology and is an active environmentalist and artist. He prepared most of the visuals for this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

Chapter 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Hypothesis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The cooperative society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Measuring transition to the cooperative society . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1. Growth or decline of cooperative businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2. Increasing or decreasing economic power of large, for-profit businesses . . . . 8
3. Increasing or decreasing inequality in household income and wealth . . . . . 10
4. Greater or fewer deaths from domestic and international conflicts . . . . . . 12
5. More or fewer people living in democratic countries . . . . . . . . . . 14
6. Improving or deteriorating quality of life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
7. Improving or deteriorating environmental conditions . . . . . . . . . . 18

Chapter 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Recommendations and Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Becoming a more cooperative society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
1. Grow cooperative businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2. Decrease the economic and political power of large, for-profit businesses . . . 24
3. Reduce inequality in household income and wealth . . . . . . . . . . 26
4. Decrease the number of deaths from domestic and international conflicts . . . 28
5. Increase the number of people living in democracies . . . . . . . . . . 29
6. Improve the quality of life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
7. Improve environmental conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Concluding comments on recommendations and observations . . . . . . . . 32

Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Appendix on Cooperative Business Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Selected Readings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

The Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Endnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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