Re: Inefficiency in capitalism (was: Re: [ox-en] Re: Governments using Free Software)
- From: Michael Bauwens <michelsub2003 yahoo.com>
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 03:48:24 -0800 (PST)
I think it is useful to separate several issues.
Capitalism and corporations represent a mixture of efficiencies and inefficiencies, and they strive for relative (and not absolute) efficiency over and about their competitors, while trying to consolidate these efficiency gains through monopoly and defending the inefficiencies through power.
This means that social alternatives cannot simply be more efficient, as without power, they would still be killed off.
For me, this is an argument not necessarily for 'taking power' but for at the same time working on distributed efficiency, AND distributed power.
See http://p2pfoundation.net/Theory_of_Power by Jeff Vail,
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From: Robin Green <greenrd greenrd.org>
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Subject: Inefficiency in capitalism (was: Re: [ox-en] Re: Governments using Free Software)
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graham <graham theseamans.net> wrote:
I am trying to generalize on the basis of some very limited personal
experience, so this may well be wrong (if I write 'often', it's a
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