Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
My point is that creating "a democratic, pluralistic and communitarian business collective" might be even easier than you think: simply reform who gets to sit on the corporate board of directors. Corporate law is completely free and loose on this matter: anything you can think of is legal and easily doable, if there is the political will.

I agree with Jake S below, though, that it is difficult to get workers not to prioritize their own incomes and benefits over wider community and/or national/global interests, even if there is a minority community/regional/national representation on corporate boards. But that's why you will still 'always' need a government independent of workers' and capitalists' (and creditors') narrow interests.


by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Tue May 25th, 2010 at 12:24:27 PM EST
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