on 25 September 2012
Democracy @ Work - A Viable Alternative to Capitalism
Link to Audio
What would a world with more democracy look like - a society where we didn’t have a whole sector labeled “private” that was completely void of democracy? What if workers owned and operated everything themselves and workers were the ones who made the decisions? What would the large-scale implications be in society?
In the above audio, Richard Wolff addresses some of these questions and talks about Mondragon, which is the fifth largest company in Spain and completely owned and democratically directed by workers. It’s what he calls a “Workers Self Directed Enterprise” and it’s a model that provides a serious, legitimate threat to capitalism as it stands. Listen to the audio (from WeAreMany.org - a great source for amazing audio and video) and see if you agree. I suspect you will.
If you do, I strongly suggest supporting this indiegogo campaign (if you can’t donate, reblog, maybe one of your followers can), dedicated to raising funds to turn Workers Self Directed Enterprises into a full-fledged social movement.
I’ll be posting more throughout the week about Workers’ Self Directed Enterprises, Richard Wolff, Mondragon, and the very young Democracy at Work Movement. Tumblr can be involved in developing this movement; I have long-term plans to begin a WSDE and I’d really like to help add momentum to this campaign.
Please reblog to raise awareness about this incredibly new movement. Message me if you’re interested in helping raise awareness about this campaign. I’m getting some blogs involved on tumblr this week and have a list of ideas for posts and would love some help getting the word out. Get at me.