The Cooperative Society Project

Announcing the release of The Cooperative Society 2020 Report


The Cooperative Society 2020 Report addresses the question of whether or not the world is moving toward a new stage of human history, one characterized by cooperation and equitable access to resources rather than by conflict and extreme inequality.

We posed this question in the 2016 and 2018 editions of The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage of Human History. The purpose of this 2020 Report is to update the information presented in these two editions of the book, and to make revised recommendations on how to make our world a better place to live.
the cooperative societyBoth the 2018 edition of
The Cooperative Society
and the 2020 Report
are now available!
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The Cooperative Society Project is a nonprofit initiative begun in 2015. The Project has two primary goals:
  1. To analyze the hypothesis that humans may be on the threshold of a new historical stage: one characterized by cooperation, democracy, the equitable distribution of resources, and a sustainable relationship with nature.

  2. To make recommendations for how we can increase the likelihood of moving toward a more cooperative society during the next several decades.

The means for carrying out these goals are through the book, periodic reports, this website, newsletters, videos, articles, and social media. The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage of Human History, Second Edition, was published in October 2018 and will be revised every few years, at least through 2030.
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