Did you read my original post? My discussion of commons-based political order is not about businesses, at all. It’s about political decision making and power, not ownership, aside in the very general sense that the state ‘owns’ property on behalf of its citizens.

My discussion of mutualism is about ownership and management of business, but it’s a voluntary option for those that decide to, for example, start or join a credit union. I am not saying that all banks should be appropriated and turned into credit unions.

At the same time, what I am advocating does run counter to unfettered capitalist globalism. But I am not a socialist, per se: I am a commonsist, which is something distinct. Perhaps you could say it’s a form of socialism, but it’s not communism.

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Founder, Work Futures. Editor, GigaOm. My obsession is the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future.

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