the Mondragon co-operatives offer an astonishingly successful alternative to the way we organise business and economies.
From an article on Mondragon :
At the end of 2009, Eroski was operating an extensive chain of almost 2,400 stores made up of 113 EROSKI hypermarkets, 1,063 EROSKI/center, Caprabo and EROSKI/city supermarkets, 224 branches of the EROSKI/viajes travel agency, 58 petrol stations, 40 Forum Sport stores, 289 IF perfume stores, 7 Abac leisure and culture outlets and 40 goods depots. In addition to this chain, there are 481 self-service franchise outlets. Moreover, in the south of France it has 4 hypermarkets, 16 supermarkets and 17 petrol stations and 4 perfume stores in Andorra.
OK, I got it; Mondragon with it's extensive chain of 2,400 stores is a good Distributist paradigm business model.
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The Mondragon paradigm doesn't square with other Distributist articles at The Distributist Review such as :