Co-operation key to move forward

Re: Society’s playbook needs tweaking, Saturday Beat, Dec. 10.

To the Editor,

Re: Society’s playbook needs tweaking, Saturday Beat, Dec. 10.

First, I would like to commend Toby Gorman on a good, thought-provoking article.

He shows us the contrast between the four-year-olds and the busines clones.

He doesn’t really like the method of protest taken by the Occupiers and suggests that they take a more positive stance.

I think we can all agree with that, including members of the Occupiers, but what to do?

Economists guiding government actions seem to make matters worse. I feel that we are going to have to abandon orthodox economic thinking and start thinking ‘outside the box’.

One thing I am mulling over is replacing our present ‘corporatocracy’, where we are all ruled by the huge corporate structures that control the wealth and the power, and replace it with a ‘co-operatocracy’, where we join together as co-ops and structure our society in a co-operative manner.

I am not an expert on co-ops and credit unions, but I would ask those who do know, to enter the battle and give us guidance.

Owen Kennedy

Nanaimo