Sunday, September 18, 2005

"Parecon" -- Participatory Economics

3 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

This looks hopeful!

Monday, September 19, 2005 1:58:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

What we need more than anything is for people to look at capitalism as a tool, not the be-all end-all form of social organization.

People need to ask the right questions. For starters, "what do we really want our society to be like?" Do we want a society like that of Japan and Northern Europe where there is no poverty or violent crime? Or, do we want to continue along the Republican path towards greater cronism, corruption, a command-economy?

The excesses of capitalism come from the slavish following of the "ideology" of capitalism. It's no surprise that these rabid fans of everything "capitalist," are often religous extremists. More rational Americans understand the limitations of capitalism as well as its strengths. They are able to see shades of grey, and know how best to use the great tool that capitalism is. Let's get some sane people in power, people with real values, not gay-hooker-reporter hiring values.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 8:25:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I haven't had a chance to go through even a tiny bit of this, but it seems to be not socialism, old-style, but something different: radically enlightened libertarian capitalism, as opposed to today's kleptocratic crony "capitalism".

Friday, September 23, 2005 2:17:00 PM  

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