Unformatted text preview: strategies, etc., that might constrain absolute right to resist)--ability to identify and defend against individuals or groups that seek to take unfair advantage of the commons The "unseen hand" that supposedly regulates markets often doesn't: laissez faire competitive (non)regulation can lead to corrupt monopolies, just as can state-mandated monopolies (see China, Korea). To achieve a gestalt of genuine unity and authentic diversity requires some means of regulating each. In some but not necessarily all commons, one needs to allow for resistance: those competent figures who wish to opt out of the commons.--This is distinct from subversive individuals or groups who wish to enjoy the benefits of the commons but not pull their weight in supporting it. Resistance is open and seeks independence; subversion is covert and seeks a parasitic relationship upon the commons. E.g.: Special tax breaks for corporations and the ultra-wealthy....
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- Fall '07
- Laissez-faire, commons, Character creation