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Debunking Co-op Myths

6 Common Misconceptions About Cooperatives

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September 30, 2016
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6 Common Misconceptions about Cooperatives:

#1: "A co-op? That's like ... a hippie grocery store, right?"
#2: Co-ops are Basically All Non-Profits
#3: Co-ops Aren't Scalable
#4: Co-ops Have No Structure
#5: Co-ops Are Only For Rich White People
#6: Co-ops Don't Have an Economic Impact

Recorded for the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) Shared Resource Library


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Ruby Levine is the Marketing and Communications Contractor for P6. Based in Minneapolis, her vision for the future is grounded in economic community empowerment and anti-racism. Before coming to P6, she has worked with Grand Aspirations and CoFED.



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