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In early November, the United Nations concluded the International Year of Cooperatives. It is interesting in this turbulent economic time and given the current populist sentiment that the initiative to recognize the value of cooperatives did not receive greater attention.

Maybe it’s not surprising. When most people think about cooperatives, they think of the local neighborhood market that was started and is owned by its residents. Of course, we tend to throw labels on such enterprises as “crunchy” or “granola” to suggest that the people and the business don’t reflect the values and principles of the majority.

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