The common good is shaped by the struggle for its definition. It is not a question of what 'the common good' is or of what serves 'the common good' in material terms but rather 'how' the common good is determined.
Schemes to 'incentive' people to 'do the right thing' are a cynical form of manipulation. If you can not trust in people's capacity to engage in dialogue to decide and choose 'to do the right thing' then why should anyone trust that your thing is 'the right thing' at all.
Social.coop reading group Show more
Our charter has been approved, so I've created the loomio sub-group for our #SocialCoop "book club" here: https://www.loomio.org/g/5QKrvbgs/social-coop-reading-group
And there's a link to the spreadsheet to start aggregating reading ideas in the description, and once folks are signed up, we'll start the process of selecting our first reading!
So I can see some gnusocial accounts when I search quitter but it seems limited. So how does this work or not?
"Against the backdrop of a deepening housing crisis, new grassroots organizations are emerging to challenge landlords and governments and to organize tenants."
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
I found the copy text option
Hey #SocialCoop I have friends in an org that would like to support their community to join real social networks. Can anyone point me to an easy way to create a birdsite clone account for them as a first step. Like everyone they are locked in with legacy issues and change takes time.
I just signed up for this free #MOOC on #coops, run by Univeristy of #edinburgh, starts 8th Jan: https://www.edx.org/course/economic-democracy-cooperative-edinburghx-coopsx-0
"Economic Democracy: The Cooperative Alternative
Could a cooperative market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be a viable and efficient alternative to capitalism?"
How the Dutch and Irish governments enable unfair competition by monopolists and the theft of billions: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-01-02/google-s-dutch-sandwich-shielded-16-billion-euros-from-tax
Social.coop infrastructure working group meeting Show more
Aiming to pull together a call to iron out some #socialcoop tech/infrastructure issues over the weekend or early next week. If you are interested, please fill out the schedule poll here: https://www.loomio.org/p/2rZGaXOj/urgent-tech-infrastructure-working-group-call
90% off all Verso ebooks until January 1st. The largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world. Give 'em a bit of solidarity and get a book on politics for a couple of quid.
I just got The Next Revolution collection of essays by Bookchin, score.
Confession time I haven't been here much the past few months but have been on the dark side where most of my friends remain. I promise to evangelise and convert a few in the new year because I miss them otherwise.