More Americans hold membership in a cooperative than hold shares in the stock market
"If there are more kinds of generative ownership than most of us realize, the scale of activity is also larger than we might suppose—particularly in the cooperative economy. " "In the United States, more than 130 million people are members of a co-op or credit union." "More Americans hold membership in a co-op than hold shares in the stock market."
Marjorie Kelly, "The Economy Under New Ownership," Yes! Magazine, Feb. 19, 2013 http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-e... [verified 4/15/14]