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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Chapter Fifteen Draft: The Social Organization of Production

The latest draft chapter in the organization theory manuscript:

Chapter Fifteen. The Social Organization of Production: Cooperatives and Peer Production
A. Self-Employment: Increased Productive Efficiency
B. Cooperatives: Increased Productive Efficiency
C. Innovation Under Worker Self-Management
D. Social Benefits of Worker Empowerment
E. Peer Production
F. The Social Economy and the Crisis of Capitalism


Anonymous rj said...

Looks good, can't wait until this is published.

October 10, 2008 1:19 AM  
Blogger Adam Ricketson said...

Hey Kevin,

This is an unrelated comment...

I noticed in the news that some governments are moving to insure interbank loans. When this is combined with government-backed deposit insurance, it could represent a general subsidy to the practice of lending money to strangers.

My impression is that this could result in a sort of financial centralization, as it negates the value of local information gathered from personal contact -- instead, it allows financial transactions to be abstracted/commoditized and increases the efficiencies of scale.

I don't recall you writing about this yet, but I'd love to hear any thoughts that you have (when you have time to move in a new direction).

October 10, 2008 12:21 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Thanks, rj.

Nathan: I think the section of Ch. 16, recently posted, on certification and trust pretty much covers it (and the material quoted from Adem Kupi and quasibill).

October 13, 2008 2:35 PM  

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