[p2p-research] Building Alliances (state and commons)

Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 20:05:00 CET 2009

Sorry to reply to myself...but I have been watching if Twitter is a case of
corporate org mutualizing.  Many talk about small organizations taking over
the Twitter API for their own ends...effectively freezing its possibilities
to a co-op rather than corporate goal planning process.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Ryan Lanham <rlanham1963 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Kevin Carson <
> free.market.anticapitalist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This ignores the extent to which human societies can function in a
>> solidaristic manner through voluntary cooperation and mutual aid,
>> without acting through a state.
> What I think tends to militate against this position, Kevin, is that most
> people could give lots of examples of co-ops and mutualist organizations
> de-mutualizing (insurance companies, e.g.) but very few where
> statist/corporate bodies go mutual.  Correct me here, but I can't think of
> any...
> I am always interested in A-->B in social studies.  It is always
> overlooked.  People visualize end states, but can't give a convincing
> account of the transition...and then seem to act is if that is an OK thing
> to ignore.
> Ryan

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