University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Journal of Agricultural Cooperation

Title Comment: Edwin Nourse's "The Place of the Cooperative in Our National Economy"
Author(s) Joseph D. Coffey
Series Volume 7
Issue Date 1992
Abstract Nourse saw the proper place of agricultural cooperatives as that of a “competitive yardstick” with the objective to keep other forms of business competitive-not to supersede them. The cooperative was to be an “economic architect, not commercial Napoleon.” The cooperative was a vehicle for improving the functioning of the free market economy,
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