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6965Re: [decentralization] Generalizing Peer Production into the Physical World

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  • Julian Bond
    Nov 5, 2007
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      Scott Feamster <sf@...> Sun, 4 Nov 2007 14:57:16
      >However, history has already proven that market/capitalist economies are
      >better than peer/communist economies, except for communist party bosses.
      >Were communist gulags fun?
      >
      >Additionally, market economies allow for voluntary peer economies within
      >them. Communist economies are command and control.

      This really isn't the forum but I couldn't let that pass without a
      comment. IMHO mixed Capitalist/Socialist/Peer economies provide the
      highest quality of life for the greatest number. But even these suffer
      from excessive centralised control. Wherever command and control is
      de-centralised it seems to improve things, but there is constant
      pressure in all the tribes to aggregate power into the centre.

      And of course, centralised-decentralised, and controlling-anarchic are
      both orthogonal to capitalist-communist.

      ps. Anarcho-Capitalist or Anarcho-Syndicalist, that's the real choice.

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