The evolution of our business institutions shows us a long procession of experimental procedures, giving rise to de facto commercial forms, many of which have in turn demanded such recognition de jure as should make their position in the business world both clear and safe. Consumers' co-operation is such a procedure. Its underlying idea is simple, that a business owned by its customers, managed under their direction and having no legitimate loyalties except to them, has a better chance to meet their needs than one owned and managed by outsiders. But it has taken many years and many failures to get this idea translated into practice, and to work out its appropriate legal form.
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