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Housing Cooperatives,  Affordable Housing Coops Offer Solutions To Housing Bubbles, Unaffordable Homes, Homeless Crisis, What Are Business Cooperatives And How Can They Solve Crisis Of Predatory Vulture Capitalism?







































There is a crisis all around the world, consisting of houses that are rapidly rising in value, thus creating housing 'bubbles', which crash in value quite regularly. Along with this boom and bust cycle, a Capitalistic Ayn Rand philosophy also creates millions of homeless people who cannot afford any home at all, not even a rented apartment.

Column: This is what happens when you take Ayn Rand seriously
As part of this process, the Honduran government passed a law in 2013 that created autonomous free-trade zones that are governed by corporations instead of the countries in which they exist. So what was the outcome? Writer Edwin Lyngar described vacationing in Honduras in 2015, an experience that turned him from Ayn Rand supporter to Ayn Rand debunker. In his words:

The greatest examples of libertarianism in action are the hundreds of men, women and children standing alongside the roads all over Honduras. The government won’t fix the roads, so these desperate entrepreneurs fill in potholes with shovels of dirt or debris. They then stand next to the filled-in pothole soliciting tips from grateful motorists. That is the wet dream of libertarian private sector innovation.

He described the living conditions this way:

On the mainland, there are two kinds of neighborhoods, slums that seem to go on forever and middle-class neighborhoods where every house is its own citadel. In San Pedro Sula, most houses are surrounded by high stone walls topped with either concertina wire or electric fence at the top. As I strolled past these castle-like fortifications, all I could think about was how great this city would be during a zombie apocalypse.

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Bottom line, the Ayn Rand policy of selfishness, ego based greed and the not enoughitis belief system does not work, period, because it is based on a form of mental illness or disease, and that is not sustainable. Anything not sustainable is TERMINAL. 

What is a solution for this unsustainable Libertarian Capitalist housing dynamic?

The answers are always there, right in front of everyone. One solution the housing crisis and for the homeless crisis are housing coops, A housing coop uses the power of community, plus a bottoms up collaborative process of owning, building, managing or making decisions.

WHAT IS A HOUSING COOPERATIVE? 

Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type Of Home Ownership
Buying a house or renting an apartment aren't the only living arrangements available in the marketplace. Housing cooperatives provide an alternative to the traditional methods of acquiring a primary residence. In this article, we'll explain what a cooperative is and how it differs from other housing options.
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HOW TO SOLVE THE HOUSING CRISIS AND HOMELESS CRISIS; OWN A HOME FREE AND CLEAR IN JUST FOUR YEARS


YES Magazine: Own a Home in Just Four Years? This Co-Op Program Keeps Workers in the Neighborhood
"Alex Cedeño quit renting two years ago. Now, he has just two years left until he owns his own home. And it’s all thanks to his employer, Evergreen Cooperatives. Evergreen started this unique home-buyers program three years ago. Today, nearly half of its worker-owners have purchased homes through the program. Home ownership was unlikely for them before; many have bad credit or criminal records. Cedeño simply couldn’t afford the traditional route, which would have meant a down payment—and debt. “I didn’t want to have debts so large,” he explains, “so this opportunity came, and I took advantage of it.”

The cooperative accomplishes this by selling formerly foreclosed or boarded-up homes in Cleveland neighborhoods. This keeps worker-owners close to work and allows them to contribute to Cleveland neighborhoods’ revitalization. Today, nearly half of Evergreen’s worker-owners have purchased homes through the program. Cedeño’s house is in Glenville, a neighborhood where two sectors of the cooperative are located. Through weekly payroll deductions and property tax abatement, these $15,000 to $30,000 homes are theirs within four to six years. Cedeño calls his maravilloso, or wonderful.
much more at; http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-debt-issue/own-home-four-years-evergreen-cleveland-20150824

There are so many vacant buildings in any country that if they were used to house homeless people, there would be no more homeless issue. The will is lacking to solve this problem, due to the selfish Libertarian philosophy of 'not sharing', fear and greed. There are plenty of solutions which are being totally ignored, denied, suppressed and covered up. 

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WHAT IS A BUSINESS COOPERATIVE?

The Ayn Rand philosophy does not work on a business level, and it does not work on a national level either. The end result of it is destruction of the environment, human relations, and any business that truly tries to implement it within it's own structure, as Sears and Kmart are examples of. 


There is also a solution to the greed based, short term thinking of huge corporations controlled by a few billionaires at the top, who steal, rape and pillage globally, while giving nothing or very little in return. What is the solution to the sociopathic huge corporate complex? Business coops.

Business cooperatives give people control over things that matter to them. There are nearly 7,000 independent co-operatives working across the British economy. They contribute £37 billion to the British economy and are owned by 15 million people across the country.

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AS PREDATORY AYN RAND CAPITALISM SELF DESTRUCTS AND CAUSES A GLOBAL MASS EXTINCTION EVENT, WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS? GO DEEPER INTO COOPERATION AND COMMUNITY, AS CARGONOMIA IS DOING


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Cargonomia’s goal is not to be the only cargo-bike food system delivery in Budapest. Instead of trying to become a monopoly and expand their operations, they aim at inspiring other people to experiment with their ideas and replicate their model: to become a ‘blueprint’ of how people in different fields, with a common vision of social benefit, can come together to offer solutions for some social issues. This allows Cargonomia to keep the scale of their operations at a manageable level, in order not to compromise the original concept of their initiative. For Logan Strenchock, Cargonomia’s objective is to provide “a good standard of living to our workers, an admirable high-quality service and a friendly place to work for people and hopefully generate some social benefit.”

In 2014, Cargonomia members came up with the idea of opening their physical space, in order to “offer something new and beneficial” beyond their daily operations. The space – opened with the help of KÉK’s Lakatlan programme – functions as Cargonomia’s new headquarters. Besides hosting offices and a cargo-bike logistical point, the venue also functions as an open space for discussions and repair workshops. The space helps showcasing the symbiosis between different organisations that brought together and successfully implemented a common non-profit initiative with a win-win scenario. As an anchor, to maintain the scale, the degrowth discourse is embedded in the project as a core value shared amongst the members.

The impact that Cargonomia creates in the city can be identified in two ways. On the one hand it produces a direct impact through its daily operation. It fosters and promotes smarter mobility solutions through the use of cargo bikes as an alternative to cars or lorries, resulting in a lower environmental footprint. It also brings local and organically produced food into the city as the most popular box distribution point for its source farm. Furthermore, it promotes local consumption and bridges the gaps between food producers and consumers, by organising the days of Community Supported Agriculture and DIY workshops.


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What would happen if a huge transformation suddenly shifted the consciousness of everyone on the planet? What if everyone realized that there is enough for everyone, everywhere, if only there was a spirit of sharing and giving, instead of fear/hate/greed based taking, stealing, robbing and 'not enoughitis' that the 1 percent live by?


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What if the 99 percent decided to nationalize all corporations and run them using the coop model, for the benefit of the 99 percent, and not just for the benefit of the 1 percent? Several countries have done this, but then the 1 percent came in and took over, installing a dictatorship, instead of a non hierarchical social democracy ruled from the bottom up, via consensus. Got Saudi Arabia? 

What if the 99 percent decided that billionaires and huge corporations are not in charge of government, and they took back their government so that government would benefit the 99 percent instead of taking everything from them, in order to enrich the 1 percent?

THERE ARE SO MANY AYN RAND INSPIRED ARTIFICIAL GREED AND FEAR BASED BUBBLES, WHEN WILL THEY ALL GO POP? 

As the fear, hatred and greed grows, so do the unsustainable bubbles in all directions. When will they go pop?

Housing bubbles

Debt bubbles

Fiat money bubbles

Economic bubbles based on GDP

Ayn Rand style GREED, fear and hatred bubbles, resulting in fascism



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WHAT YOU CAN DO


What are you being called to do? 


Join one or more local coops. Get involved.

Learn about collaborative democratic decision making via consensus.

Support a local food, housing, banking, credit, or business coop.

Start a coop in your community.

Vote in every election, but only support those candidates who take no corporate money.

Get active, speak up. 

Take action, locally, using empathy, love and consciousness, (not inside of Trumpitis fear and hate political pathology).

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