Sunday, August 23, 2009


Whether it's being done in honest ignorance, blind obedience, or cynical exploitation of the market, the result is the same: our ability to envision new solutions to the latest challenges is stunted by a dependence on market-driven and market-compatible answers.

-- Douglas Rushkoff

From Economics is not Natural Science. An interesting article arguing that our current economy is derived from an archaic set of man-made rules designed to serve particular interests. Rushkoff calls for consideration of alternative models (not based on scarcity, competition and centralisation) rather than assuming the status quo.

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