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6. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon tried to enact this idea while developing his theory on Mutualism.
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 07:14 PM by Fantastic Anarchist
A Peoples' Bank is a great idea.


Proudhon favored workers' associations or co-operatives, as well as individual worker/peasant possession, over private ownership or the nationalization of land and workplaces. He considered that social revolution could be achieved in a peaceful manner. In The Confessions of a Revolutionary Proudhon asserted that, Anarchy is Order Without Power, the phrase which much later inspired, in the view of some, the anarchist circled-A symbol, today "one of the most common graffiti on the urban landscape."<2> He unsuccessfully tried to create a national bank, to be funded by what became an abortive attempt at an income tax on capitalists and stockholders. Similar in some respects to a credit union, it would have given interest-free loans.<3>


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Joseph_Proudhon

http://anarchism.pageabode.com/pjproudhon/property-is-t...

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/proudhon/...
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  -Occupy SF to Open People's Reserve Credit Union Newsjock  Dec-02-11 06:18 PM   #0 
  - That is fantastic!!!  Lost-in-FL   Dec-02-11 06:24 PM   #1 
  - + 99 %  Kaleko   Dec-02-11 06:55 PM   #4 
  - how do i start an account?  roguevalley   Dec-03-11 03:04 PM   #56 
  - Cool!  SoapBox   Dec-02-11 06:40 PM   #2 
  - This will get the Feds after them.  Quartermass   Dec-02-11 06:43 PM   #3 
  - feds can't touch them  PatrynXX   Dec-02-11 09:21 PM   #15 
  - Why would the feds go after a credit union? They aren't a threat to the establishment...  reACTIONary   Dec-03-11 09:57 AM   #42 
  - Now this is practical and necessary.  aquart   Dec-02-11 07:04 PM   #5 
  - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon tried to enact this idea while developing his theory on Mutualism.  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-02-11 07:13 PM   #6 
  - And also ...  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-02-11 07:16 PM   #7 
  - It's still capitalism.  wandago   Dec-02-11 07:35 PM   #8 
     - No, it isn't. The economic system exists at the point of production.  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-02-11 07:50 PM   #9 
     - I'm not a mutualist but I find it's useful to debunk capitalist myths.  joshcryer   Dec-02-11 10:26 PM   #17 
     - Why doesn't the "lesser evil" apply here? Certainly better than BofA or Citibank?  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 11:57 PM   #24 
        - Sometimes you have to work with the conditions you are given.  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-03-11 11:24 AM   #47 
        - ... and presume you understood I meant "uninvent the dollar bill" ... ????  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:34 PM   #51 
           - I understood what you were striving for = ....  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-03-11 05:08 PM   #66 
        - Yep, my thoughts for some time, we need a system, so to say, to operate  RKP5637   Dec-03-11 03:36 PM   #61 
        - Great question -- and our Founders warned of "dishonest men" -- that's why we have Bill of Rights --  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:24 AM   #68 
        - Absolutely it applies, but are they lesser evil than any other Credit Union?  joshcryer   Dec-03-11 04:45 PM   #65 
           - We'll see, but obviously concentration of all of us is more on ridding ourselves of corporatism....  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:25 AM   #69 
     - K&R n/t  AntiFascist   Dec-03-11 01:25 AM   #28 
     - No. They don't have to compete  lunatica   Dec-03-11 03:19 PM   #57 
     - I'm nowhere near as informed ...  watajob   Dec-03-11 03:33 PM   #60 
        - You touched on something I've always felt. Any "ism" can become corrupt, be  RKP5637   Dec-03-11 03:45 PM   #63 
        - Fair enough ...  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-03-11 05:11 PM   #67 
  - +1  joshcryer   Dec-02-11 10:25 PM   #16 
  - Ooh, very interesting!  arcane1   Dec-02-11 07:53 PM   #10 
  - Um...they become bankers?  randome   Dec-02-11 07:57 PM   #11 
     - That's why I said I hope it's done right  arcane1   Dec-02-11 08:50 PM   #13 
     - In the present context that becomes a nasty assertion.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-03-11 09:28 AM   #39 
     - no....an alternative to commercial banks.  bettyellen   Dec-03-11 01:06 PM   #49 
        - Yeah, I heard about those alternatives.  randome   Dec-03-11 02:06 PM   #53 
  - excellent!  unkachuck   Dec-02-11 08:38 PM   #12 
  - I like it!  drm604   Dec-02-11 09:01 PM   #14 
  - Cool! I think I will join! How about you?  earcandle   Dec-02-11 10:40 PM   #18 
  - Great idea...  midnight   Dec-02-11 11:27 PM   #19 
  - This will be successful  DissedByBush   Dec-02-11 11:42 PM   #20 
  - excellent!  2banon   Dec-02-11 11:50 PM   #21 
  - Fantastic! I've been having a hard time moving my money.  tblue   Dec-02-11 11:52 PM   #22 
  - Think we need to statr replacing some National banks with OWS banks -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 11:54 PM   #23 
  - Can we get a TV Box station too?  lonestarnot   Dec-02-11 11:58 PM   #25 
  - Great Idea!  h2ebits   Dec-03-11 12:33 AM   #26 
  - I think the main part of the reason for the low unemployment  eilen   Dec-03-11 06:14 AM   #32 
  - Outstanding! ... Thank you.  Bozita   Dec-03-11 01:11 AM   #27 
  - The best way to fight them........take away the money....their power!  southerncrone   Dec-03-11 01:50 AM   #29 
  - It is the happy, it is the glee!  Fire Walk With Me   Dec-03-11 04:42 AM   #30 
  - Great idea  Magoo48   Dec-03-11 05:42 AM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-03-11 06:26 AM   #33 
  - Salut!  marmar   Dec-03-11 06:37 AM   #34 
  - Credit Unions are in my blood-but I wonder  TexasProgresive   Dec-03-11 08:07 AM   #35 
  - Excellent!! K&R  hwmnbn   Dec-03-11 08:20 AM   #36 
  - "Merry Christmas MISTER POTTER..........".  Chipper Chat   Dec-03-11 08:30 AM   #37 
  - Great idea.  lsewpershad   Dec-03-11 08:58 AM   #38 
  - occupy!  Huey P. Long   Dec-03-11 09:30 AM   #40 
  - Outstanding!  SammyWinstonJack   Dec-03-11 09:43 AM   #41 
  - Brilliant!  JNelson6563   Dec-03-11 10:04 AM   #43 
  - Can folks in Oakland invest in this?  wryter2000   Dec-03-11 10:15 AM   #44 
  - K&R  Eyerish   Dec-03-11 10:27 AM   #45 
  - .  patrice   Dec-03-11 10:44 AM   #46 
  - K & R !!!  WillyT   Dec-03-11 12:33 PM   #48 
  - I love it!  AnnieK401   Dec-03-11 01:20 PM   #50 
  - This is great! nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-03-11 01:55 PM   #52 
  - I'd be interested to see what their lending standards are.  hughee99   Dec-03-11 02:32 PM   #54 
  - Wonderful!  sandyj999   Dec-03-11 02:48 PM   #55 
  - I will seriously consider banking with them when they set up banks in Oakland  lunatica   Dec-03-11 03:25 PM   #58 
  - K&R !!! n/t  RKP5637   Dec-03-11 03:27 PM   #59 
  - Wow, that's great! nt  valerief   Dec-03-11 03:39 PM   #62 
  - On the one hand, its a neat thing  quakerboy   Dec-03-11 03:56 PM   #64 
  - Kick  mvd   Dec-04-11 07:33 AM   #70 
 

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