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Ecosocialist. Syndicalist. Critical Techno-Progressive.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Green Left Website Launched!

Reading: Some pages from Robert Goddard's "Past Caring" and James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake", Znet, e-mails.
Listening: Radio Five.
Viewing: Parts of the World Cup matches between Mexico and Iran, Holland and Serbia & Montenegro and Portugal and Angola.

I am pleased to report that the new ecosocialist grouping, Green Left, has already managed to get a website up and running at

This is excellent progress. Will link the new site in my pageside links.

A very interesting debate is to be found on Znet between proponents of two alternative socialist economic models - Economic Democracy (which seems very close to a generalised form of what used to be known as self management or market socialism) and Participatory Economics or Parecon, which seems to be an updated version of what used to be known as libertarian communism.

Here, from Znet is Adam Weiss, contrasting David Schweikart's Economic Democracy” model with Michael Albert'’s “Participatory Economics”.

And here is the review (of Albert's book on Parecon) by Schweikart and subsequent exchanges between the two socialist economists.

Food for thought.

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At 12:21 pm, Blogger Matt Sellwood said...

Mike Albert is always interesting to read. It's a pity, however, that he is such a patronising, arrogant ass....kind of puts the spanner in the debate!



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