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Waitrose, Gore-Tex, and various Euro co-ops haven't been "captured by various management groups."
And they're certainly more economically effective than corporate welfare queens like Boeing.
But do please keep waving your concern trolling around in the vain hope that it's going to persuade someone.
If nothing else, It's a useful education in how not to do rhetoric successfully.
The same 5 examples over and over.
Where's your proof that ¨all co-ops become managementised?¨
You have none. You pulled that ¨fact¨ out of your ass, stated it as reality, and hoped no one would notice you were bullshitting.
Is it harder to start and run a co-op than a corporation? Undoubtedly. Co-ops are unserious and don't follow the proper capitalist respect for class hierarchy, so banks and VCs are inherently biased against them.
But that's a damning and flameworthy indictment of the uselessness of banking, not of co-ops as a viable business model.
I'm sure capitalism is shaking in fear at the continued existence of an upmarket grocery store co-op, though, so I await the revolution ASAP.
Whether the product is up-market grocery sales, bicycles, or off-shore wind, the point is the same - the co-op model can work in spite of a hostile environment, and will work even more successfully in a supportive one.
Since your primary point is that "the left has no alternatives" you have no credibility on this. The left does have alternative narratives, and has done for decades.
What the left has lacked is the political muscle and media air cover to put those alternatives into practice against power structures that use violence, lies, intimidation, infiltration, propaganda, and noobs posting on message boards to make their points for them.
The last time the left had that muscle to change the culture we had state pensions, state healthcare, massive investment, and the welfare state.
On the next iteration we'll have more of the same, and sustainable participatory finance and business as well.
The fact that the so-called centrists are going to have to be elbowed out of the way to make that possible is an unfortunate but temporary inconvenience.
You couldn't elbow a centered package of organic Hampshire lambchops aside.
No, you won't, because you're only here to concern troll, and undermine the idea of the left as a viable and valid political movement.
You have no solutions, no proposals, no constructive criticism, no new ideas, no facts, no insights, and no innovation to offer - only misdirection, huffing and puffing, and clumsy rhetoric.
So - good luck with that.
Go find someone else to bully about the right way to speak, I'm not in the market.
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