Marie Michael Library


Imagine 2012: International Conference on Cooperative Economics Disk 1: Disk 2: Disk 3: Disk 4:

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4-DVD set.


The first international conference on Co-operative Economics was held during the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives in conjunction with the International Co-operative Summit. The two events were co-hosted by Desjardins, the International Co-operative Alliance and Saint Mary's University. The Imagine 2012 conference brought together world-class economic thinkers and co-operative leaders from all over the world.
Disk 1:
Conference opening (44 min.)
Stephano Zamagni: Why did cooperatives disappear from economic thought? (50 min.)
Neva Goodwin: What is the new economic theory and why do we need it? (40 min.)
Disk 2:
Ron Colman: What is progress and how do we measure it? (50 min.)
Richard Wilkinson: How bad is income inequality and why does it matter? (52 min.)
William Rees: Are prosperity and sustainability compatible? (45 min.)
Peter Victor: Are there limits to growth? (31 min.)
Disk 3:
Thomas Homer-Dixon: What drives innovation, adaptation and resilience? (50 min.)
David Erdal: How is worker ownership related to the health of communities? (42 min.)
Vera Negri Zamagni: Is bigger better? New opportunities for cooperatives (46 min.)
John Fullerton: What is the role of financial capital in the new economy? (55 min.)
Disk 4:
Claudia Sanchez-Bajo: Is the debt trap avoidable? (50 min.)
Stephen C. Smith: What is the role of cooperatives in the new economy? (24 min.)
Elinor Ostrom tribute video (15 min.)
Closing of the conference (44 min.)