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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:26 PM

25. You're creating false dichotomies.

The choice s not between Agribusiness and peasant labor on the farms.

For one thing, Agribusiness is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, and has no fallback plan when there is no oil for their tractors, fertilizer, pesticides, and long-distance veggie trucking.

Of course things will continue to be built--preferably in worker-owned factories--and the information technologies will perhaps enable us to match production to needs (rather than trying to create increased needs through marketing, etc.).

And if there is to be innovation in energy production, I think open-source inventing is our best shot. For a lot of reasons, one-to-many communication is an ideal medium for innovation, which is why the Occupy movement has proved so adaptable and effective.

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