Report from Z Media Institute 98 (fwd)

Max Sawicky sawicky at
Tue Jun 23 13:37:33 PDT 1998

>The principles behind what is known as
>Participatory Economics (ParEcon for short) are equity, solidarity,
> . . .


Albert & Hahnel have 2 books about this model, one academic version and one pop version. Plus Albert writes about it all the time in Z. It's supposed to be antihierarchical, with everything planned democratically. Nancy Folbre (now a MacArthur-certified genius) said their vision of life was as one long student council meeting.


What's the vision of life under soviet-based planning? Continuous sessions of Congressional committees debating the proper size of ball-bearings?

Practicalities aside, Parecon sounds less alienating.


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