What do our soon-to-be newly-minted sustainable economies look like? Like Emilia Romagna, maybe? Emilia Romagna is the Cooperative Capital of the world.
They’ve been developing their decentralized, interdependent network of worker owned and operated enterprises, including 85% of the city’s social services, since the middle of the 19th century.
Employment in Italian cooperatives increased by 8 percent between 2007 and 2011. Let’s think about this, and take a closer look.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Lorenzoclick
CONTENT PING: John Duda, Yes!
SEE ALSO: Joe Salatin, The Essence of Egg.