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  • Stefan Stefanović

    Not mutually exclusive options.

    If you create cooperative economic sector, in competition with
    capitalist economic sector (capitalists love competition, right?), there
    will be no reason to choose the above options.

    This cooperative sector can be subsidized just like the government
    has been subsidizing capitalist economic sector, for years and still is
    doing so (best well known example is the bailout of the capitalist
    bankers who do not like government taxes or interference except when
    they need help).

    All working people will be engaged in production as cooperative
    members (not adversarial employees/employers) and the cooperatives will
    cooperate in order to protect/value people above profits or jobs. With
    the smart and feasible application of today’s technologies workers will
    create wealth, relative abundance of necessities of life and create
    leisure for all. The direct violence between groups will be greatly
    reduced because we are removing significant structural violence
    (specifically exploitation of workers, which is organization that
    defines the capitalist economic production) by establishing cooperative
    economic sector.

    Instead of thinking about creating undemocratic hierarchical
    workplaces that work for and are controlled by shareholders (and
    directors shareholders choose), think about creating democratic
    cooperative workplaces that include all relevant stakeholders (member
    workers, costumers, suppliers, local community) in the process of
    arriving at decisions that are good for all stakeholders.

    …I went a little overboard with this comment. Hope that you do not mind. 🙂

    • Demon

      “All working people will be engaged in production as cooperative
      members (not adversarial employees/employers) and the cooperatives will
      cooperate in order to protect/value people above profits or jobs.”

      You think much to highly of most people.

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