The Builder's Commonwealth in Duluth competed with the "Capitalist construction companies" and they now are the leader in the industry in the area.
Good for them, just goes to show that Socialism can beat Capitalism at its own game, as does John Lewis.
Fair enough. How 'free' will you allow this enterprise to be? As the Capitalist, if possible, will make himself a monopoly. Do you think it should be bounded at all?
I'll bet that George Soros and others like the http://patrioticmillionaires.org/ would loan capital to workers wanting to form a worker cooperative.
I wouldn't be surprised but given he 'taxed' a chunk of them over here by making his money running the pound I think it a strange way to help them.
(the workers have the skills and the practical knowledge required in the particular industry)
I stand corrected. I assume you include the management in this.
(They can learn if they are motivated)
Ah! Now this is a tricky one, as it is true but can they afford the time and money lost to get up to speed. Its not that easy to become educated when life's necessities are pressing upon one and over here there has been a major cut-back in adult educational facilities and faculties.