Thursday, 23 October 2008

Financial crisis should spur discussion of economic alternatives

Workers at Sanitarios Maracay in Venezuela meet to discuss the running of the factory. Workers make decisions collectively and elect workers to leadership positions.
by John Minto from The Press 21 October 2008 You're unlikely to have heard of Sanitarios Maracay but by the end of this column I hope you'll take the time to find out a bit more. The international economic crisis has been in the headlines for two months now. For the most part, New Zealand has watched developments from the sidelines of a crisis centred in the arcane world of shareholdings and risk, confidence and speculation, guessing and gambling.
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