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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free as in Freedom Production

From: Patrick Anderson
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free as in Freedom Production
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:59:01 -0600

Mark Holmquist wrote:
> workers owning the means of production
> is an interesting idea, to be sure :)

Just to be clear, what I propose is not Worker-Owned
in the traditional sense.

Instead, I am talking about the Means of Production
being "Consumer-Owned", or you might say "User-Owned".

This causes Profit to be undefined because the consumers
as investors+owners accept the Product itself as the ROI,
and so there is no sale*, making Price and Cost the same.

(*) There would be sales of surplus to non-owners, and we
will even collect Profit from those latecomers, but must
treat that as the Payer's Investment, causing all Users to
incrementally gain the co-ownership they need to control
the products they need, and to avoid paying Profit in the

Patrick Anderson

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