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[Xmca-l] Re: poverty/class

The problem is the connection between people alienated from their labor, or no labor and building a new democratic structure- that can happen in a small scale , and spread out to new modes of production away from the destruction of capital-such as chiapas and taking over factories in Argentina. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Blunden" <ablunden@mira.net>
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 8:35 AM
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: poverty/class

Yes, it seems to me that the burgeoning inequality created by neoliberalism is a situation crying out for imaginative social entrepreneurship, i.e., social movement building. It is good to hear that the 1/99 protests have generated talk about inequality, but that in itself does not create a solution, does it?
*Andy Blunden*

Avram Rips wrote:
Innovation and entrepreneurship in some ways means capital crowding out social space and solidarity. This is evident in cities-whole neighborhoods taken over by wealthy crafts people, and little focus on co-operative movements for working class people-where a new focus on participatory democracy can be developed ,and working class culture in the Gramscian sense. take care! Avram
----- Original Message ----- From: "mike cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com>
To: "Andy Blunden" <ablunden@mira.net>
Cc: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 12:31 AM
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: poverty/class

Andy--- My intent in the garbled sentence you query was to suggest that the discourse in the US around vicious inequalities has increased markedly in the past year in tandem with a kind of frenzy in those parts of academia I come in contact with about "design, culture, and creativity" all of which
are linked to innovation and entrepreneurship. I very interested in the
nature of imagination and creativity but I they often appear to be new code
words for social and individual salvation in a lean, mean, neo-liberal

Maybe just another of my confusions.

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

Mike, could you clarify a little your comment below ...

*Andy Blunden*

mike cole wrote:

... My fear that is appearance is non-accidentally rated to explosion of
concern about poverty/class (the 1%/99% idea has become ubiquitous in


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