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Tom Webb Publishes New Book

Tom Webb, CEARC founder and former Chair of the Board of Directors has published a new book entitled: From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation. Copies may be purchased from https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/from-corporate-globalization-to-global-co-operation

This book is about the need for an alternative to capitalism. But what does that alternative look like? And given the ever-increasing wealth and power of the 1 percent and the fact that corporations are given carte blanche to turn natural resources into profit, is an alternative possible?

Tom Webb argues that a massive shift to social enterprise, primarily co-operatives, is required. More than 250 million people around the world work for co-operatives, and co-operatives impact the lives of three billion people. This model reduces almost every negative impact of capitalism — it is a model that works.

Webb outlines the principles co-operatives need to hold to if they are to be a successful alternative to capitalism and examines the public-policy changes needed to nurture such a transition, but he remains neither wildly optimistic nor unduly pessimistic. A better world is possible, but it is not inevitable.

Successful Symposium Held

 

CEARC hosts successful Symposium in London, UK, June 2018. Visit our conference page for more information. http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/international-symposium-2018.html

CPI Moves into Second Year

Co-operative Performance Index (CPI) embarks on 2nd year of its pilot program. Visit our CPI page for more information. http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/co-operative-performance-index.html

Call for Papers - International Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Management (IJCAM)

We are currently seeking papers for our inaugural issue of the International Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Management. For guideline and submission information please see our Call for Papers.

Research Study on Credit Union Commercial Lending

Dr. Daphne Rixon and Peter Goth have completed a research project exploring the challenges associated with commercial lending by credit unions. Their report has been published by the Filene Research Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, https://filene.org/.