newbie on Participatory Economics

G*rd*n gcf at
Mon Jul 20 18:51:02 PDT 1998

joshua william mason wrote:
> >As for Twin Oaks, our Paris Commune, it's basically a subsidiary of Pier
> >1. The day folks shopping for throw pillows stop picking up a Twin Oaks-
> >made hammock as well, that's the day that particular experiment in
> >participatory economics comes to an end.

Doug Henwood:
> As it happens, they send me their newsletter, as do several other voluntary
> communities. And Pier 1 has indeed cut back on orders, resulting in some
> financial difficulties. I think the plan is to boost tofu sales.

So these guys are, like, quiche-eaters? Too UMC to ever accomplish anything revolutionary? Remember, we're dealing with a subversion/construction model, not a combat model. Rejects from the bourgeoisie might have a talent for the former, eh?


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