Ideas: The Cooperative Economy
Professor of Economics at Bologna University Stefano Zamagni tells Ideas that it's no coincidence that the cooperatives of Emilia Romagna province - particularly the many worker-owned cooperatives, are a key ingredient in the provinces' high quality of life. Then Professor Bill Willmott recalls his first meeting with Rewi Alley back in 1936. Rewi Alley owes his fame to his role in establishing the Gung Ho Cooperative Movement in the late 1930s. Finally, Tait Electronics chairman Peter van Rij talks to Ideas about exploring alternative models of ownership.