Michel Bauwens: #Occupy Role of Power in a P2P Open Source Economy

#OSE Open Source Everything, P2P / Panarchy
Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

2012, trending again.

The role of power relations in a p2p economy

The #occupy movement, which is a surface manifestation of a deeper Multitude movement, is in fact a refutation of power. Not only of the “power in place”, i.e. big banks, governments, etc. but of what we call “instituted power”, the kind of power your boss has over you. The consensus decision making process, a form of direct democracy that has been adopted by the #occupy movement, is the most obvious affirmation of this refutation of instituted power relations, which until now has been seen as a necessary structuring mechanisms of society.  Read full article.