Some worker cooperatives are lucky to have members who are economically prosperous enough to provide the capital necessary to get the coops off the ground. But other coops need loans from banks to get started. As you might imagine, banks can be rather suspicious of coops because coop values are not capitalistic. But fortunately, some people who were trained in finance and law took it upon themselves to create financial institutions specifically designed to loan to coops. Listen to this inspiriing interview.
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