Monthly Archives: December 2009

Move your money WHERE?

The Huffington post now features a screaming giant headline: A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION Move Your Money To Community Banks This article argues that Wall Street banks are wrecking the economy and we would be better off if we collectively stopped … Continue reading

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The gift of disorientation

Last night I stumbled onto one of the most whimsical conspiracies ever. I originally thought I should file this away for April Fool’s Day, but the more I think, the more it screams Christmas. Jesus was quite the prankster, after … Continue reading

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2012: International Year of Cooperatives

Last week, the United Nations declared that 2012 will be the International Year of Cooperatives. Here are some excerpts from a draft resolution, which is reportedly identical to the final draft that will soon be available. Recognizing that cooperatives, in … Continue reading

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Copenhagen and cooperatives

The much anticipated climate change summit has mostly failed. There is still some overtime haggling over how to spin the failure, but it is clear that there won’t be a substantive and binding agreement that rises to the severity of … Continue reading

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Permanently higher unemployment (!)

I read a lot of economic news, and it’s not every day I come across an article as startling and unnerving as this report that the “natural” rate of unemployment may have increased from 5% to 7%. That’s the word … Continue reading

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RIP John Logue

I’ve just gotten news that John Logue, longtime director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, has passed on. He was a shining star of the cooperative movement, and laid the groundwork for the groundbreaking Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland. I am glad that I … Continue reading

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Two calls for jobs

The job market is a little less dismal today. The jobless rate apparently decreased to 10 percent. That is a modest step forward, although I’m not aware of anyone predicting a quick return to the mis-named “full employment” (which is … Continue reading

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