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Worker and Consumer Councils

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James Tracy A central piece of Participatory Economics is that Worker Councils and Consumer Councils would negotiate with each other around production and consumption. The logic is that this is an alternative to the market and centrally-planned economies. I wonder what others think about this. While I follow the reasoning, I think there is the danger of just laying on another layer of bureaucracy with this. After all, we are both producers and consumers, why split into two different councils?

Any thoughts?

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Capitalism rocks.

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Jonpatterns I think they are split because what we consume and produce are often different - and the knowledge of each good/service often different for producing and consuming. This is true on a regional level. I do share your concern regarding the amount of bureaucracy in a Parecon.

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