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The people I am working with have set up the Hauge Institute in Norway, and entertained a group from St Olaf college last year in Norway.

I am seriously interested in the remarkable (but little-known) work Hauge did in Norway in promoting enterprise in Norway, and some argue that he single-handedly started the process of Norway's development from an agrarian to modern society.

His approach would be recognisable as a "Social Enterprise" approach in terms of its in-built cooperativism and mutualism. I am bringing to the Institute a partnership-based enterprise model which, I believe, is intuitively Haugean in its values.

The Lutheran/religious aspects of Hauge are a side issue to me: it is the values that underpin his practical work that interest me.

Your Diary re Veblen, and his alternative critique of Capitalism is extremely consistent with my own, except that I am looking at different assumptions in terms of property rights and so on.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Mar 16th, 2007 at 11:58:15 AM EST
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