@LeoSammallahti @GuerillaOntologist I agree with Josh's points and would add the problem with donated labor is that it diminishes the value of labor overall. I recognize that there are times (such as legal help) which challenging the power structure requires specific expertise (and this labor can be captured by charging higher rates overall), but tech isn't one of them. Unions pay their staff (who will be distributing these funds).
Category Archives: 2040
On September 13, 1970, Milton Friedman penned and Op-Ed for the New York Times that was essentially the opening shot of the economic civil war between the rival economic ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F. W. Hayek. Friedman, a … Continue reading
The recent fight over the post office has been dramatic and hyper partisan while also obscuring the causes of the financial problems of the post office. These problems largely result from one major decision by the Congress known as the … Continue reading
“We do not aspire to economic development as an end but as a means.”-– Don José María Arizmendiarietta (029)*
In early December, I attended a workshop in Post Falls, Idaho for Reimagining the Rural West. This initiative of the Western Governors … Continue reading
Ten years ago, when I was blogging much more regularly, I wrote a series on envisioning the worker co-op movement in 2040. You can read them here. As the Co-op Decade comes to a conclusion over the next couple of … Continue reading
Let’s forget about tomorrow. Not because, as the song goes, it never comes, but because the election that happens tomorrow will have little effect on the worker co-ops of 2040 (or even 2011 for that matter).
We need to think about … Continue reading
What will the worker co-operative movement look like in 2040?
It will look like whatever we make it look like. We need to start thinking today about the world in 30 years.
I am not sure how useful it is to talk … Continue reading
In high school, one of my teacher, John Gray, would joke about giving a pop quiz in which the students had 5 minutes to write down everything that they knew. The joke was that given the enormity of that task, … Continue reading