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Forum Post: Cooperative organizations!

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 1, 2013, 9:05 a.m. EST by LWCPAForensics (3)
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How about using the OWS Forum to start or promote management consulting companies who consult other businesses to be cooperatives?

Legal and accounting firms would be good ways to co-opt small businesses. Set up contracts, do the accounting, providing consulting on creating cooperative small businesses who compete in the general market.



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[-] 2 points by LeoYo (5909) 5 years ago

Check out FreeDA/CES http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/ . Can your suggestion be incorporated into that idea?

[-] 1 points by LWCPAForensics (3) 5 years ago

LeoYo, The free-democracy-amendment is voluminous. I personally believe that progressive taxation (direct taxation) is not good enough. Instead we should tax consumption with an exemption on the first 20-50K of spending for the poor. The rich would pay more because they spend more and it would be more fair. 90% of the laws we have today are OK, it's just that they don't extend to anybody and the 1% abuse them or the judges use the most exceptions. I think one statement would cover 90% of what the free-democracy-amendment is trying to accomplish which is the state mandates investigators to ensure compliance with the laws.

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (5909) 5 years ago

Ensuring compliance with existing laws would not cover any of the amendments proposed. However, my question to you pertains to the section on FreeDA/CES as that section deals with the subject of your post in pertaining to cooperatives.

[-] 1 points by LWCPAForensics (3) 5 years ago

I'd like to see it be a law that any company who maintains a pension plan, to have contingent upon the maintenance of that pension plan, employee representation on the board of directors. We the citizens, all have a stake in that company once it establishes a pension (which benefits owners more than workers).