The answer to the age old question is in: money can buy you happiness. But not so fast, because it's not that simple or straight forward. The reality is, what we do with our money each and every day matters.
With more than 500 independent bookshops closing since 2005, coops are doing their bit to keep book stores surviving •Independent booksellers bolstered in fight against Amazon •Independent bookshops in decline as buying habits change • Are social enterprises the future for libraries?
Our relationship with food is unsustainable. Fortunately, social enterprises are challenging the status quo, says Ilana Taub • Tackling food poverty in Africa with social enterprise • Is the freedom bakery the new face of social enterprise? • Co-op farms could help tackle food crisis • Food sharing apps stop leftovers going to waste