Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cooperatives

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The world has become more and more exclusive as the disparity between the haves and have-nots in our society widened. Despite efforts at global poverty alleviation, over 3 billion poorest people in the world owns same wealth with diminutive groups of global super-rich, involving only 62 exclusive people (Oxfam International, 2016). In the name of raising the capital, cultural change and disease are increase while food and nutrition decline caused by inextinguishable deforestation (Colfer, Sheil, Kaimowitz, &Kishi, 2006).
Meanwhile, the world is increasingly become globalised. Our lives in Indonesia are unable to be separated, linked through trade and technology with those people we never meet. There is no turning back from this process. Although so, it is not surprising if voices are being raised against the present way in which globalisation is taken place. Under capitalist way in producing goods (wealth), they also unparalleled in producing social and environmental risks. Therefore, tremendous people are looking for imperative alternatives of these profit-dominated companies.
The cooperative, historically proven, offer such alternative. They have played an important economic and social role in developed as well as developing countries. They are economic organisations based on social and ethical values and on the principles of democracy and self-help.
Unfortunately, this has not always been recognised. The contributions of cooperatives are not seen as publicly and

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