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A Cooperative Movement for Everyone

Cooperatives by their definition and purpose seek the best benefit for their members, staff and owners. It’s all the better when these intentions are extended to the well-being of the wider community and the planet. These shared ideals are woven into the fabric of the Shi Jian Yun Shu (Sustainable Food) Consumers’ Cooperative in Hualien on the Eastern coast of Taiwan  http://coop.tcu.edu.tw/# Chiu Yie-Ru, an…
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Free Trade, Protectionism and Proutist Trade

James Quilligan analyses the characteristics of Free Trade and Protectionism and how Prout, through its emphasis on economic decentralisation, localism and democratic decision-making, integrates and transcends them both.

The Lessons of Trumpism

Donald Trump is without question the most divisive US President in modern times. He is openly racist, and yet he attracts black voters. He pursues policies that hurt the working-class while protecting the super-rich, and yet the same blue-collar workers vote for him in the millions. His personal conduct and use of language are offensive to most people, let alone religious folks, and yet conservative, religious…

The Unity of Embodied Action

Democratic society is hastily slipping toward autocratic rule. The reboot to Democracy 2.0 calls for the ethical, cultural, social, political, economic and ecological engagement of our regional communities. James Quilligan explores the concept of Embodied Action.

The Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Dada Maheshvarananda, co-author of Tools to Change the World, shares his five top reasons to eat a plant-based diet: improve your health; save the planet; feed humanity; be kind to animals and improve your state of mind.

The Bank that Broke Britain by Ian Fraser

Unlike many books that have been written about the 2007 financial crisis from an American perspective, this one takes the British angle through its story of the rise, collapse and bailout of the Royal Bank of Scotland. In his review, Tyler Shanks reveals why there is much more to the book than simply this narrative.

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