The mutual: strong together
Not mentioned in the story about saving money, but very typical for The Enlightenment, is the mutual (in Dutch "de onderlinge", in German "die Genossenschaft", in French "mutual"). A mutual is an interest group, which founds and manages cash savings.
A nice example is the cash savings for railway staff, Karlsruhe, Germany.
by Jan de Crom
taken from "The Postal Bee" 3/1999
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