Re: [OPE-L] Participatory and democratic production

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed May 23 2007 - 08:41:59 EDT

> This procedure would consider the scarcity issue Jerry is underestimating. 

Hi Alejandro:

There are only so many resources that can be distributed for alternative
purposes,  it's true, but I think others are underestimating the way in 
which framing social questions in terms of scarcity has resulted in or
reinforced authoritarian and hierarchical practices.  

To begin with, how many resources there are is not at all an easy
question to determine.  There are *huge* issues related to that question 
related to cultural and labor practices and environmental consequences.
The issues associated with  different perspectives on scarcity  must be
discussed and resolved by the people themselves -- in an egalitarian
and participatory economy.

So  I don't think I am underestimating the issue of scarcity. 
I think many others are underestimating the contentious character
of that issue.

In solidarity, Jerry

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