[p2p-research] An End to Economic Growth

Kevin Carson free.market.anticapitalist at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 22:40:22 CEST 2009

On 8/24/09, Kevin Carson <free.market.anticapitalist at gmail.com> wrote:

>  But starting with the stagnation of the 1970s and 1980s, it has become
>  a permanent, structural trend.  The growth of local networked
>  production in Emilia-Romagna arose in that environment.  So did the
>  networked lean production model of Toyota (in which increasing shares
>  of production are undertaken by networked suppliers in small shops
>  using general purpose machinery to switch between production runs) and
>  the cruder Nike model (retaining control of finance and marketing and
>  the brand name, and outsourcing everything else to a global
>  archipelago of sweatshops).  In both cases, actual production is
>  increasingly carried out by a distributed network, and the corporate
>  headquarters is just a redundant node to be bypassed.  See Pollard.

That "See Pollard" is a placeholder note I also failed to take out.

Kevin Carson
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