From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- Goods: Add brief definition or description
- Consumer: Add brief definition or description
- Cooperative: A cooperative (or co-operative or co-op) is defined by the International Co-operative Alliance's Statement on the Co-operative Identity as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
- Economy: (i) A complex interactive system that is engaged in the production and distribution of goods and services.; (ii) the careful use of money or other resources.