Socialist alternatives to capitalism II: Vienna to Santa Fe

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Duncan Foley
New School for Social Research, Department of Economics, 2017
Level: mittel
Perspektiven: Komplexitätsökonomik, Institutionenökonomik, Marxistische Politische Ökonomik, Diverse
Thema: (Post-)Wachstum, Kapitalismuskritik, Soziale Bewegungen & Transformation
Format: Working Paper

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Socialist alternatives to capitalism II: Vienna to Santa Fe

Duncan Foley | 2017


Abstract: Optimal control theory and information technology provide tools with the capacity to implement top-down centralized allocation of resources in complex economies organized through a social division of labor. Twentieth century political and systems thinking, however, emphasize the virtues of bottom-up spontaneously organized systems. Workers’ control can be analyzed as one variety of bottom-up spontaneous organization. Another is peer production, as in the case of open-source software. A model of peer production under the name Lifenet provides some insights into the advantages and limitations of this approach to socialism.

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Um sich weiterhin für Pluralismus und Vielfalt in der Ökonomik einzusetzen, benötigt das Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V. Unterstützung von Leuten wie dir. Deshalb freuen wir uns sehr über eine einmalige oder dauerhafte Spende.