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  •  This is a practical problem. (0+ / 0-)

    I"m sure there's a solution.

    "It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it." Oscar Wilde

    by Cassiodorus on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:35:57 AM PDT

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    •  Imagine... (5+ / 0-)

      A group of workers self-managing an industry. They are discussing and forming consensus on which work and which persons will be afforded more merit, and yet each person (presumably) has an equal voice in deciding this scale by direct democracy.

      Will they willingly and democratically decide that some members are more valuable than others? And if this is true, will this lead to some members having a greater influence in decision making, if their decisions/work/contributions produce more in the workplace?

      See where this leads? If we reward merit, do we reward better decision makers? Give them more authority? Once we go down this path, the whole thing unravels into hierarchy. And hierarchy is not compatible with consensus, unless it is a body of elites forming the consensus.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:48:54 AM PDT

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