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(WorldNetDaily)   Think Obama's a socialist? Meet the new mayor of Jackson MIssissippi who wants to create an umbrella economy that includes "worker-owned co-operatives, co-operative banks, peer lending, community land trusts, participatory budgeting and fair trade"   (wnd.com) divider line 83
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2013-09-29 02:26:19 AM
People running an economy without the 1%? Lindsay Graham just got the vapours.
 
2013-09-29 07:43:19 AM
I would avoid traveling without a media crew broadcasting live if I was him, especially air travel.
 
2013-09-29 08:22:23 AM
The horror!  This is exactly the kind of thinking that made Santa Monica the scorched wasteland it is now.
 
2013-09-29 09:06:37 AM
Good luck with that.
 
2013-09-29 09:11:44 AM
Sounds awfully bootstrappy.
 
2013-09-29 09:50:58 AM
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2013-09-29 10:04:25 AM
World Nut Daily? Yeah, I'm gonna go with no thanks, Subby.

Also... What exactly is the problem with that scenario? Sounds like it might work out pretty well.
 
2013-09-29 10:06:43 AM

Joe Six-Keg: World Nut Daily? Yeah, I'm gonna go with no thanks, Subby.

Also... What exactly is the problem with that scenario? Sounds like it might work out pretty well.


It sounds fine in theory, but you forgot to carry the Rest of Mississippi and divide by zero.
 
2013-09-29 10:08:33 AM
Like they do in 3rd-world countries? Good idea. Aim high, Mississippi!
 
2013-09-29 10:08:38 AM

Joe Six-Keg: Also... What exactly is the problem with that scenario?


The World Nut headline is - ""New U.S. mayor sets sights on 'black nation'".

Subtle
 
2013-09-29 10:08:41 AM
That's hippie socialism, without government ownership of the means of production you just have a hippie commune.
 
2013-09-29 10:21:10 AM

WTF Indeed: That's hippie socialism, without government ownership of the means of production you just have a hippie commune.


Pretty much, CBS Sunday morning did a story on a town/county in New England where they have their own currency. But those are white middle age middle class ex-hippies, so not as scary as black people opening a non-profit community lending co-op.

Also I will say it again, no one knows what socialism is anymore.
 
2013-09-29 10:21:19 AM
Think Obama's a socialist?

No.
 
2013-09-29 10:22:46 AM
I'm not clicking on the article but since it is a WND article it is most likely some person who has some moderately leftish stance being unreasonably demonized.  And of course, shoddy reporting.
 
2013-09-29 10:24:36 AM

Joe Six-Keg: World Nut Daily? Yeah, I'm gonna go with no thanks, Subby.

Also... What exactly is the problem with that scenario? Sounds like it might work out pretty well.


Rent seekers don't like being circumvented.
 
2013-09-29 10:28:59 AM

Notabunny: Like they do in 3rd-world countries? Good idea. Aim high, Mississippi!


Worker-owned cooperatives in the 3rd world?  I'd like to hear more about that.  Specifically, how those workers are doing compared to the ones in the same countries who are not working for such cooperatives.  You see, it is not enough to point to the workers in a cooperative and say "See, they live in a shiathole!".  If their neigbors are also living in a shiathole, but with even less food and a higher on-the-job accident rate, then the co-op is accomplishing something.
 
2013-09-29 10:31:27 AM
Am I supposed to be for this because this is a glorious display of democracy flourishing, or against this because they're black?

WND, you confuse me.
 
2013-09-29 10:35:42 AM
Remember the good old days? Back in the good old days, when these workers got all uppity, you could call in some Pinkertons to bust some heads. Why, my grand-pappy used to ride the rails with a shotgun loaded with rock salt. When them union boys came around, he sent them packing, just like god intended.
 
2013-09-29 10:39:11 AM
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque
Am I supposed to be for this because this is a glorious display of democracy flourishing, or against this because they're black?

Since this is actually a display of democracy flourishing (or at least a lot closer to it than usual), then you're supposed to be against it. Democracy is only good when the candidate of the plutocrats wins after millions of dollars are spent on misleading advertising and legislation disenfranchises as many poor and non-white people as possible.
 
2013-09-29 10:43:04 AM
I dread having to go to Jackson. New Orleans has bad places but has some wonderful places to offset it. Jackson is like unflavored oatmeal that someone put a dead bug in. There's nothing really redeeming about it. But it being the capitol of Mississippi, it has grown large and thrives still.
 
2013-09-29 10:49:26 AM

Mrbogey: Jackson is like unflavored oatmeal that someone put a dead bug in. There's nothing really redeeming about it.


Extra protein?
 
2013-09-29 10:50:54 AM
Good lord. That type of policy is likely to snowball Jackson.
 
2013-09-29 10:57:02 AM
Wow that article was good old fashioned race baiting at it's finest
8/10
 
2013-09-29 10:59:16 AM
For that to work, you need an educated and informed populace. Mississippi is out.
 
2013-09-29 11:01:33 AM
Race baiting and shilling for book sales?  WND does it again!
 
2013-09-29 11:07:23 AM

Gergesa: I'm not clicking on the article but since it is a WND article it is most likely some person who has some moderately leftish stance being unreasonably demonized.  And of course, shoddy reporting.


It also pimps out a couple of books on how black people are dumb and violent.
 
2013-09-29 11:14:17 AM
 
2013-09-29 11:18:15 AM
Nothing bad ever happened from the Umbrella Corporation.

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2013-09-29 11:19:43 AM

edmo: Sounds awfully bootstrappy.


No kidding. Actually FIXING problems?
 
2013-09-29 11:22:38 AM

Mrbogey: Jackson is like unflavored oatmeal that someone put a dead bug in.


Frankly, I'm glad Alannis Morrisette left that line out of Ironic.
 
2013-09-29 11:27:05 AM
So...ooga booga?
 
2013-09-29 11:27:27 AM
So he's proposing to lead his people to push back against half a century of class warfare being waged against them? Oh the horror! How will wealthy political donors be able to afford their 6th house! They may have to settle for only 5 houses! This is an outrage!
 
2013-09-29 11:34:21 AM
Is there really any scenario in which business owners would welcome competition, when a monopoly is the logical goal?
 
2013-09-29 11:42:08 AM
More power to them, and fark conservative Political Correctness. PC is really the only reason they're getting upset about all this, when you think about it.

If it's an improvement over what's going on there now, that's cool. If it's a dismal failure, they can try something else.
 
2013-09-29 11:46:04 AM
FTA: "he is a former leader of the Republic of New Afrika, a group dedicated to creating an independent black nation out of five southern states"

Yeah, I think your liberal utopia might just come with a few conditions and requirements.
 
2013-09-29 11:47:37 AM

Mrbogey: I dread having to go to Jackson. New Orleans has bad places but has some wonderful places to offset it. Jackson is like unflavored oatmeal that someone put a dead bug in. There's nothing really redeeming about it. But it being the capitol of Mississippi, it has grown large and thrives still.


closest i've been to Jackson in recent years is Crystal Springs. i find it hard to believe that Jackson, being the capitol, is now as bad as you and others say.
 
2013-09-29 11:50:22 AM

Curious: Mrbogey: I dread having to go to Jackson. New Orleans has bad places but has some wonderful places to offset it. Jackson is like unflavored oatmeal that someone put a dead bug in. There's nothing really redeeming about it. But it being the capitol of Mississippi, it has grown large and thrives still.

closest i've been to Jackson in recent years is Crystal Springs. i find it hard to believe that Jackson, being the capitol, is now as bad as you and others say.


But didn't you read the article?  Jackson is 80% black.  Does Bogey have to spell it out for you?
 
2013-09-29 11:51:11 AM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Am I supposed to be for this because this is a glorious display of democracy flourishing, or against this because they're black?

WND, you confuse me.


WND confuses everyone.

/It's a feature, not a bug.
 
2013-09-29 11:55:41 AM
Co-ops are a great model for companies in older products and service industries. Mature processes benefit from employee participation and responsibility, creating far more responsive and invested workforce. Utilities are a great example. New technologies usually do not benefit from democratic ownership over the visionary ownership and hierarchical models, though, though the latter may still have more failures. Success in vision can be tremendous.
 
2013-09-29 11:59:31 AM
Not going to click on a WND link, so is he using taxpayer money to create and later on bailout these companies or is he just rhetorically supporting this stuff?
 
2013-09-29 12:00:06 PM
A town like that would make me want to visit Mississippi.
 
2013-09-29 12:06:03 PM

ex0du5: Co-ops are a great model for companies in older products and service industries. Mature processes benefit from employee participation and responsibility, creating far more responsive and invested workforce. Utilities are a great example. New technologies usually do not benefit from democratic ownership over the visionary ownership and hierarchical models, though, though the latter may still have more failures. Success in vision can be tremendous.


zombiegamer.co.za

They seem to be doing just fine.
 
2013-09-29 12:08:46 PM

Curious: closest i've been to Jackson in recent years is Crystal Springs. i find it hard to believe that Jackson, being the capitol, is now as bad as you and others say.


I go there every few years for work. It's not "bad" overall. It's just not good. Most large towns have something for out of towners to do for fun. Jackson seems to just exist with a mishmash of bad parts of town and boring parts of town. Here is a list of things to do in Jackson. Look at how great they sound.
 
2013-09-29 12:15:55 PM

AngryDragon: FTA: "he is a former leader of the Republic of New Afrika, a group dedicated to creating an independent black nation out of five southern states"

Yeah, I think your liberal utopia might just come with a few conditions and requirements.


Having been to the south in recent years, I don't see how that would be anything but an improvement.
 
2013-09-29 12:16:05 PM

Yakk: no one knows what socialism is anymore.


Damn skippy.

BMFPitt: They [Valve] seem to be doing just fine.


They make excellent games, they have an image that any other developer would kill for, but there are plenty of stories about their internal dynamics that it's "not all that". Sure, it's "flat", but in reality it's rife with cliques and politics, and it's hard to get people to do the less-visible but important work.
 
2013-09-29 12:19:41 PM

Saints_Gambit: Good lord. That type of policy is likely to snowball Jackson.


See if I care.
 
2013-09-29 12:19:53 PM

flondrix: Worker-owned cooperatives in the 3rd world? I'd like to hear more about that. Specifically, how those workers are doing compared to the ones in the same countries who are not working for such cooperatives. You see, it is not enough to point to the workers in a cooperative and say "See, they live in a shiathole!". If their neigbors are also living in a shiathole, but with even less food and a higher on-the-job accident rate, then the co-op is accomplishing something.


Worker co-ops are becoming more popular for luxury crops like chocolate and coffee. Both of those grow in tropical regions that are more likely to have developing nations, and both are very labor-intensive. Traditionally, wealthy landowners hired people to do it for really low wages, but more land is now owned by the workers who farm it, and they're way better off.

Organizations like the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in Addis Ababa help the workers, and damn if they don't have some good coffee.
 
2013-09-29 12:30:04 PM

Apik0r0s: I do. They just call it "Too Big to Fail" these days.

Global Corporate Socialism.


Private gains, public losses.

I've got to hand it to them- it's quite a racket they've got going.
 
2013-09-29 12:40:08 PM

Saints_Gambit: Good lord. That type of policy is likely to snowball Jackson.


Seeeeeeeeeeee if I care
 
2013-09-29 12:41:55 PM
Mrbogey: ... Here is a list of things to do in Jackson. Look at how great they sound.

Be still my beating heart.
 
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