book is a call to action by a journalist who has monitored and chronicled
political and economic changes for the past three decades. The first
chapter offers an historical and cultural perspective for why cooperatives
can revive rural America. The second and third chapters recall personal
experience in both studying and tripping over irreversible changes
in agriculture and world markets.
The middle three chapters explore successful cooperative in the
Netherlands, in America, and alternative American communities that
continue to succeed by maintaining a strong cooperative spirit.
The final three chapters look ahead, at the technology and knowledge
transfers between countries, at the tools American states are using
to promote economic development, and at the creative explosion of
new cooperative ventures.
pages, 1994, 6" x 9", paperbound