Cooperation Works!: How People Are Using Cooperative Action to Rebuild Commuities and Revitalize the Economy  - CLEO Skip to main content


From the publisher: Fifty case studies of new types of cooperatives, from healthcare, camping gear, trailer courts, buffalo, hardware, housing, sports teams, credit, carpet, even manure and beyond highlight the almost limitless ways people are using cooperative action to rebuild community, revitalize their economies and secure their lives. A cooperative fever not seen since the 1930s is sweeping the world. Authors Nadeau and Thompson describe the building and the success stories of the new co-ops that are emerging to challenge today’s ‘winner-take-all’ mega-corporations with cooperative businesses created by and operated for the people who produce and consume all goods and services.