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Well, I have come to the realisation that I have great difficulty in being TOLD what to do, ie working FOR people, but am quite happy to work WITH people to an agreed common purpose.

The difference is between:

(a) one way / imposed / adversarially negotiated - "Jobs";

(b)"two way" / mutual / consensually negotiated (arising out of mutual trust & respect) - "Work".

And of course it is the latter that I perceive the partnership protocols of "Open" Corporates such as the UK LLP as enabling.

Marx had a lot to say early on in respect of the "Abolition Of Labour" which relates to this point.

Uri Zilbersheid's critique

The Vicissitudes of the idea of the Abolition of Labour in Marx's teachings - can the idea be revived"

I found extremely interesting, not only for what Marx initially said, but the fact that:

(a) he appeared to think that the advent of industrialisation and machinery had made the Abolition of Labour essentially unachievable;

(b) more recently, the advent of the "knowledge economy" may be re-opening the way.

I believe that the use of LLP's and LLC's for "Capital Partnerships" essentially allows "Capital" to work WITH "Labour", thereby "abolishing" Labour.

Marx's argument that the "Abolition of Labour" would lead to the "Abolition of Property" and the "Abolition of the State" is an interesting one.

I don't see it as causal: but I do see all three "Abolitions" as inherent in a "partnership-based" Society, where relationships are encapsulated in consensual "Open Corporate"  legal protocols.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Aug 31st, 2007 at 06:35:53 AM EST
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