Alternative Models Of Ownership
July 19, 2018 10:01 AM   Subscribe

“Key to municipalism is the concept of “predistribution”. The idea is that, rather than attempting to correct malign economic outcomes through redistributive taxes and benefits, government and civil society can get it right the first time by inscribing better outcomes within the economy itself. These common forms of ownership spread democracy beyond the ballot box and challenge the idea that the economy is a realm for technocrats rather than citizens.... In Spain, however, governments are already getting to work rolling back waves of privatisation and building economic democracy within neoliberal urban landscapes. If municipalism is the key to cities built on broad-based ownership and democratic control, then examining how it has worked elsewhere – what knowledge can be borrowed, what theories should be drawn upon, and what is specific to particular places – will be formative to Labour’s own municipal socialist agenda.“ Who Owns The City? Municpalism and communalism. When We Go Into Goverment, We All Go Into Goverment, UK Labour’s plan to undo 40 years of privatization and revanche via mass democracy. Alternative Models Of Ownership (PDF) a Labour plan for a new economy. (Previously)
posted by The Whelk (6 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Green Bay Packers....
posted by SteveLaudig at 1:58 PM on July 19, 2018

Does anyone read the comments down here?
Jokes aside, municipalism is a key ingredient in DiEM25/European Spring’s anti-establishment europeanism. (Yes, I may have mentioned them before.)
posted by progosk at 1:31 AM on July 21, 2018

I've only had a chance to skim this so far, but this is really interesting! The specifics from Spain on the one hand and the UK on the other are intriguing.

Thanks for posting this, The Whelk!
posted by kristi at 9:33 PM on July 24, 2018

Explaining the Preston Model
posted by The Whelk at 2:00 PM on July 29, 2018

Bracelona’s experiment in Manicipalism (New Yorker)
posted by The Whelk at 1:34 PM on August 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

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