F07_A5_PtM_Example

F07_A5_PtM_Example - strategies, etc., that might constrain...

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Points-to-Make List (Partial) The following points derive from the cluster beginning with the terministic analysis of "COMMERCE" and "UNITY / DIVERSITY": In understanding the relationship of unity and diversity, one needs to be able to identify and resist inauthentic forms of unity: e.g., monopolies, oppressive family relationships, cults, coercive social groups. Participation in a commons always entails both risk and advantage. Some concepts that may help in distinguishing legitimate and illegitimate u/d relationships: -- transparency -- ability of diverse groups or individuals to seek "fair" advantage (autonomy) -- need for relatively disinterested maintenance of the unifying "commons" (the vitality of the social group as a whole); corollary is that one sub-group within a commons may be charged with regulatory function, seeking to fairly and reasonably distribute risks and advantages. -- right or ability of individuals or diverse groups to "opt out" of the commons (depending upon such things as competence [children in family], "free rider"
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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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