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The Progress of Cooperatives with Aids for Teachers


reviewed by Edmund deS. Brunner 1953

coverTitle: The Progress of Cooperatives with Aids for Teachers
Author(s): C. Maurice Wieting
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The cooperative movement has become big business. There are about 60,000 cooperatives, primarily rural, more than half of them being mutual telephone companies. Primarily urban cooperatives number about 13,000. Three-quarters of them are credit unions and most of the rest are retail stores, service stations, or petroleum cooperatives. The total volume of business approaches $12.5 billion a year and is growing. In addition, farmers' cooperative fire insurance companies have $20 billion of insurance. The best known and strongest group of these cooperative organizations are the farmers' marketing and purchasing associations. Upwards of one-quarter of the commercially sold food and fibre raised on American farms is handled by the producers' own organizations. The first part of Dr. Wieting's book is a rapid review of the scope of the cooperative movement in the United States, with one chapter given to the rest of the world. Part II is a factual account of the educational... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 4, 1953, p. 223-223
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4986, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 6:36:35 AM

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