"The cooperatives’ triumph is attributable overwhelmingly to key attributes that set them aside from comparable conventional enterprises. Not to be overlooked are the conceptual framework that underlies the cooperatives, as well as the enduring solidarity and subsidiarity values that enliven them. These are the legacy to the cooperatives of their founder, the Basque priest Don Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta. (…) And why is the Church in the English speaking world so largely silent about the Mondragon cooperatives’ success in bringing to fruition the long struggle in the cause of its social teachings?"
— Race Mathews, former ormer member of Victoria’s State Parliament and Australia’s Federal Parliament for the Australian Labor Party, in Eureka Street