Daily Archives: August 13, 2020


Interview with the Cooperative Development Institute

Democracy At Work posted a snippet from All Things Co-op on their Facebook post Interview with the Cooperative Development Institute. On Facebook, the following excerpt was featured in audio and slides.

Cooperatives are a form of ownership. As I often say to the business owners when they’re inquiring and exploring this idea is that cooperatives don’t run businesses. Managers run businesses. Cooperatives own businesses. They set direction for the business, they set policy for the business. You still need to have somebody in charge, or some management team in charge operationally.

Wow, this answers some of the questions I have had about co-ops. I keep listening to Democracy at Work to learn more about how co-ops function on a day-to-day basis. This is the first time I have heard this issue addressed. It was one of the major doubts that I had.

I would like to hear the context of this discussion. This is the full episode from which this snippet comes, although in scanning it, I have not found out where these ideas were mentioned.


The world’s first Covid-19 vaccine: Everything we know about Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’

RT has the article The world’s first Covid-19 vaccine: Everything we know about Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country had registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, named ‘Sputnik V’.

I am not attesting to anything in this story. I am just offering an article to read that does not have an anti-Russian bias. That does not mean it is with or without other biases.

Here is the website mentioned in the article. Again, this is for you to look at with an adult mind. Don’t accept everything you read, and don’t dismiss everything you read. The first registered vaccine against COVID-19.