[Marxism] "Before we had a boss. Now we are the bosses" - Venezuelan co-ops expand

Jesse Jack jjack99645 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 23:45:27 MDT 2006

On 8/22/06, Yoshie Furuhashi <critical.montages at gmail.com> wrote:

> Critics are right that this business of subsidizing cooperatives won't
> survive "the first serious drop in oil prices," but till then it will
> serve as capacity-building projects and give workers the sense that
> they own the nation, which will help them when the oil prices go down.

The business of subsidizing new cooperatives may slow or cease entirely, but
if the majority of the subsidies are in the form of loans to cover start-up
costs and other one time deals I don't see why financially stable
cooperatives couldn't remain in operation.

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