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Film Series: “Civilizing the Economy”

Sunday, October 21st, 2012, 7 pm

Is there an alternative to the pervasive power and influence of corporate capitalism as a model for economic and social development?

Civilizing the Economy takes us on a journey to Northern Italy where the co-operative model accounts for one third of the regional GDP with 15,000 co-ops covering multiple sectors of the economy, ranging from retail and industrial production to social care and health services.

The film then explores applications of the social co-op model in the USA and Canada, leaving the viewer with a third option to the public private care debate we are faced with today.

A discussion will follow the film.