For the last 14 years, John Restakis has been Executive Director for the B.C. Cooperative Association in Vancouver. The BCCA is the umbrella association for the co-op and credit union movement in B.C. Its parent association has sister organizations right across the country for the other provinces. I worked with John over the last 5 years as part of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research node (BALTA). We sat down to discuss his new book, Humanizing the Economy: Cooperatives in an Age of Capital.