In Sunday’s edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, an editorial board editorial appeared touting the benefits of cooperation through the regional entity known as NEOSCC,
The editorial, titled ‘Retreat from sprawl’, talks about ‘how the future of Northeast Ohio depends on regional cooperation’. It is natural to want to help one’s neighbors when they need it. It is a noble human trait. Americans are known for their willingness to help and are to be commended for that attitude. However, in this case the word cooperation is to be viewed with extreme caution.
Cooperation indicates one party is dominant over another, vs collaboration where entities work together, as they are willing and as they can afford. There are local collaborative efforts that are beneficial and these are to be commended. Continue reading