Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Share the scraps economy
In this article Robert Reich explores the capitalistic coopting and exploitation of the sharing commons, thereby creating the "share-the-scraps economy." His view seems much more critical and realistic than Rifkin's more surface treatment of it as a transition phase. Capitalists have no intention of giving up this exploitation and will do everything in their power to ensure that a real sharing Commons does not become the dominant socio-economic model. They see well the threat so coopt it and uses its catch words (framing), meanwhile maintaining its economic stranglehold on its 'members.'