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Do we really need a StateBook? newsocialist.org.uk/do-we-real

The conclusion, with which I would agree, is: no. It would be centralised services just of another kind.

Good though to see a major political party recognising that the centralisation of the social graph with the big digital giants is not a good thing.

But a better solution is the support of open standards and protocols, and control and portability of data.

@neil Sadly, this is the direction that the traditional left in Europe heading, either oblivious to the fact (or cognisant of it and trusting that for some unique reason they themselves cannot be corrupted) that they are creating yet another centralised silo. What gets overlooked is the potential of a third way – a model with people who have individual sovereignty at the heart of a decentralised topology that then forms the necessary substrate for a healthy commons.

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