Within these cooperatives control is more regional and less centralized and more open to the wishes of employees. The single imperative of traditional corporations is to return a profit to investors. This reason alone may explain why so many Americans working in a corporate culture are unhappy and alienated from the corporation.
Often the outcomes of the corporation are not to benefit the immediate community but rather a remote group of investors that have no connection to the lives or the labors of the employees. Perhaps in time and from necessity, the “survival of the fitness” will be relegated to an obscure corner of our national psyche.
The challenges that face us as a nation, a planet and as the human race may finally force us to revert to the cooperative strategies that helped to create the human race, a race that in my opinion we are starting to look less certain.
Remember, all kids count.
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