Financial Cooperatives – Place for Socialists to Put Our Money

As a college instructor I have long struggled with where to put my hard earned savings. I don’t want to invest in capitalism, but what do I do? While I find nothing wrong with taking my money and hiding it under the mattress, that money sits idle.

Is it possible to invest in institutions that support the workers? An investment in the production of real goods and service? The presenter in this 23 minute video has helped to provide funding for finance worker cooperatives in Argentina for seven years. Check out the links for even more hopeful information.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his four books: From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World Co-Authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present and Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia WA.

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