Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies






The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States. Please give as you are able, and help support our work for a brighter future.


Search the IEET
Subscribe and Contribute to:


Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view




whats new at ieet

Aipoly: Helping the Blind See, Using An Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence for the Blind

IEET Fellows and Affiliate Scholars Receive AI Safety Grants

AI is So Hot, We Forgot All About The ‘AI Winter’ (interview with Dr. Nils J. Nilsson)

Nootropics Aren’t Just For Tech Millionaires

What is the Future of Brain-Computer Interfaces?


ieet books

Humans and Automata A Social Study of Robotics
Author
Riccardo Campa


comments

Giulio Prisco on 'Network Economies: Economic System as a Configurable Parameter' (Aug 27, 2015)

rms on 'Network Economies: Economic System as a Configurable Parameter' (Aug 27, 2015)

RJP8915 on 'The Argument from Abandonment and Suffering ( A Specific Version of the Problem of Evil)' (Aug 26, 2015)

SHaGGGz on 'Transhumanism will be a Victorious Revolution (my modest predictions)' (Aug 25, 2015)

advancedatheist on 'Transhumanism will be a Victorious Revolution (my modest predictions)' (Aug 25, 2015)

nickagar on 'The Supposed Dangers of Techno-Optimism' (Aug 25, 2015)

Valkyrie Ice on 'Transhumanism will be a Victorious Revolution (my modest predictions)' (Aug 25, 2015)







Subscribe to IEET News Lists

Daily News Feed

Longevity Dividend List

Catastrophic Risks List

Biopolitics of Popular Culture List

Technoprogressive List

Trans-Spirit List



JET

Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

Hottest Articles of the Last Month


8 Craziest Mega-Engineering Projects We Could Use to Rework the Earth
Aug 13, 2015
(5644) Hits
(0) Comments

Free Will, Buddhism, and Mindfulness Meditation - interview with Terry Hyland
Aug 8, 2015
(5360) Hits
(0) Comments

The Social Fabric of a Technically Advanced Society
Aug 1, 2015
(5343) Hits
(3) Comments

Starting from Scratch: The Basic Building Blocks of AI
Aug 23, 2015
(4915) Hits
(0) Comments



IEET > Rights > FreeThought > Life > Innovation > Vision

Print Email permalink (4) Comments (3053) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


The Future of the Workplace - Workers’ Self-Management?



TheLeftLibertarian

The Left-Libertarian

Posted: Nov 27, 2012


“On cooperation vs. competition, I would check out the book, No Contest: The Case Against Competition. The author debunks the myth that competition is better than cooperation by going over 500 studies and showing that in almost every case, cooperation is much better.

One thing I didn’t cover was how to start a Workers Managed company. Obviously, there is no huge incentive to start one. In a Left-Libertarian society, communities and workplaces are highly linked to each other so starting a cooperative would be no problem. Of course, we dont live in this type of society. There are a number of ways to proceed. Anyone can start one of these companies which is a start but again, no incentive, except for humanitarian reasons. Some people have suggested anarcho-syndicalism. In a nutshell, anarco-syndicalism uses unions in a grass-roots fashion. Basically, unions connect with other unions and form a federation. At some point, the unions go on strike driving the companies out of business. After that, the workers start running the workplace on their own. This is pretty much what happened during the Spanish Civil War.”

On the wake of the Bangladesh fire that killed more than 100 people in the Tazreen Fashion sweatshop and injured many others, we need to re-think how the workplace is run - all over the world.


Listen/View


Print Email permalink (4) Comments (3054) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


COMMENTS


The video has much valuable content, but would be much more compelling if narrated 10-20% more slowly, and with much more varied affect: as it is, you sound like you're reading a grocery list at a steady canter. The same graphics could be used, just switched more slowly. Make more use of pauses, variations in tone, pitch, and emphasis, etc. Let us know you love the things and people you're talking about.



Thanks for the article. Libertarian-based co-ops are happening every day; one problem is the confusion with Marxist theory/leftism and also current statutes/tax assumptions that make forming them difficult.

For info on people using voluntary Libertarian tools on similar and other issues worldwide, please see the non-partisan Libertarian International Organization @ http://www.Libertarian-International.org ....



This video IS about leftism, in fact it is about direct-democracy, libertarian-socialism, and anarcho-syndicalism. TheLeftLibertarian makes this clear on thier youtube channel - it is the form of left-libertarianism that stems from Europe and is commonly talked about in length by professor Noam Chomsky.



"This is pretty much what happened during the Spanish Civil War.”


The Spanish Civil War was the dress rehearsal for WWII, all the pent-up class fury came out into the forefront. The Spanish Church was the ancien regime incarnate: anticlerics making bitter enemies of Catholics gave Franco an edge against anarchists and others who attacked the Church. Plus Stalin was not the kind of guy to make an alliance with.

"...and also current statutes/tax assumptions"

You got it, Robert. The statutes are patch-work, crazy-quilt; only by going into another diatribe on anachronism can I go into detail. Yet a random example will do:
first a city votes partial legalisation of marijuana, then rescinds it a couple years later though vendors outside city limits can continue to sell marijuana; then in 2012 the city re- 'legalises' marijuana after all the in-city vendors had closed their doors 23 months before.
There's a comforting numb familiarity about it.



YOUR COMMENT (IEET's comment policy)

Login or Register to post a comment.

Next entry: The Difference Between a Dying Fetus and a Dying Woman

Previous entry: Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system to monitor women’s movements

HOME | ABOUT | FELLOWS | STAFF | EVENTS | SUPPORT  | CONTACT US
SECURING THE FUTURE | LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE | RIGHTS OF THE PERSON | ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
CYBORG BUDDHA PROJECT | AFRICAN FUTURES PROJECT | JOURNAL OF EVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY

RSSIEET Blog | email list | newsletter |
The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.

Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
56 Daleville School Rd., Willington CT 06279 USA 
Email: director @ ieet.org     phone: 860-297-2376