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2019 The International Year of the Cooperative

Monday 31 December 2018

Every year I aim to identify what I think a major focus of the upcoming year will be and in that light I'm declaring 2019 the International Year of the Cooperative. I'm prompted by a multitude of signals that my daily research has uncovered, many of which will be familiar to you -

Cost of living increases as wages stagnate; collapse in trust of major institutions like banks and politicians; rising housing costs, questions over the vailidty of exeuctive levels of pay, and others on the issue of Capitalism; people being asked to choose between paying a power or gas bill or feeding their family; costs associated with private transport and so on.

Some of the precursors have been around for quite a while - things like car share schemes, small localised  food coops targeting specific community segments. And now we're seeing Apps that allow people to share food they've grown themselves, younger people delaying getting their license or preferring non car ownership of their own. Expect to see coops emerge in small energy hubs - local housing with independent solar will be sharing the power with others nearby rather than feeding it into the grid where they essentially get no benefit for doing so.

The increasing number of independent politcians is also a sign of the drive for special interest groups (another form of co-op) to gain influence. Co working spaces are now normal. Those factors and many others suggest the emergence of a strong and broad cooperative movement is upon us and it will change the way many sectors engage with consumers or will be asked to provide services.

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2019 The International Year of the Cooperative
Monday 31 December 2018
Every year I aim to identify what I think a major focus of the upcoming year will be and in that light I'm declaring 2019 the International Year of the Cooperative. I'm prompted by a multitude of signals that my daily research has uncovered, many of which will be familiar to you -
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Can the United States Survive the Childish Tantrums of an Incompetent President?
Monday 24 December 2018
Here we are with the last posting of the year looking at the potential for wide ranging strategy for a country like the United States. Arguably the United States is undergoing its own version of #Brexit though without the vote of the people. Instead the dictatorial nature of what I see as an incompetent strategic leader is unilaterally withdrawing the USA from its long standing and beneficial partnerships with the rest of the world.
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When will the next Federal Election be held in Australia?
Tuesday 4 December 2018
I'm reluctant to make predictions but am getting a few calls so: My tip is on a March 2019 election - the 9th or 16th
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