[p2p-research] The Non-Corporate Fortune 500

Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 21:54:45 CET 2009

One looks to an Age when money doesn't garner status.  That is a P2P tenet I
should think.  Since the only worldview we have traditionally that holds a
similar view is socialism, or more properly, communism, there is a natural
bridge between P2P and socialism.  And since communism despises profit,
there is great antipathy toward that word in the P2P weltanschauung.

I could imagine a special focus on "for profit" P2P, but that would be an
animal almost certainly pursued by an American...or one of those odd
Mid-Atlantic Europeans who know their world but are also open to American

Nationalism/culturalism are like racism...always present, rarely discussed.
In the Cayman Islands people insist on Blackberry because it is subtly part
of the Canado-British framework as a quality product...like the
Austin/Cooper Mini or the Land Rover.  American products in those
categories, even if superior, are disdained...like an iPhone. Of course
Americans do the same things with less subtlety...they are, after all,
Americans.  Subtlety is not a forte.

It will be interesting to see if nationalism/culturalism are barriers to
P2P.  But in areas like profit, the long fingers of history stretch into our
minds and give someone from Belgium a different foundation than someone from

If only we engage across languages with South Americans, Africans or
Asians...we could begin to know what the rest of the world thinks outside of
the cultural colonialism Europe and the US have so expertly sold.

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM, J. Andrew Rogers
<reality.miner at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 5:05 AM, Ryan Lanham <rlanham1963 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Most people also separate for-profit from P2P.
> Is it really "profit" if all of the excess revenue is redistributed
> back to the customers?  Being a resource-positive (i.e. a successful
> and well-functioning) P2P organization is a good thing, irrational
> aversions to being resource-positive notwithstanding. A P2P
> organization based on intentional capital impoverishment is basically
> a pyramid scheme.
> --
> J. Andrew Rogers
> realityminer.blogspot.com

Ryan Lanham
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