[Marxism] Are worker-owned companies an alterative to capitalism?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Sep 29 11:46:05 MDT 2009

This is a follow-up to my review of Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: a Love 
Story”. I neglected to discuss his proposals for an alternative to 
capitalism, which boil down to worker-owned firms or cooperatives. He 
interviews the top guy at the Alvarado Street Bakery in California, 
whose website describes a cooperative as “an autonomous association of 
persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and 
cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and 
democratically-controlled enterprise”. He also visits a robotics 
manufacturer in Wisconsin that operates on the same basis.

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