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[Xmca-l] Re: poverty/class



So my noticing of the fascination and promotion od "culture and creativity"
discourse, design schools, and neoliberalism may be more than a symptom of
failing eyesight?
Mike
On Friday, March 21, 2014, Avram Rips <arips@optonline.net> wrote:

> 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
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *Andy Blunden*
>> http://home.mira.net/~andy/
>>
>>
>> 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
>>>> world.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe just another of my confusions.
>>>> mike
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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*
>>>>> http://home.mira.net/~andy/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>>> American
>>>>>> discourse).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> mike
>>>>>>
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