Sharing vs. Capitalism

I just read The Mesh Manifesto (at the Mesh site).

Sharing is good and right and better (than not sharing).

Sharing is more Tao.

Would that we (myself included) shared more and more.

But sharing faces a formidable opponent in Capitalism. People who crave money and power aren’t into sharing.

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2 comments

  1. Looked at the manifesto. Good stuff.

    Your comment is right on — capitalism does seem to oppose sharing, and therein is the rub. Those of us that want to share still end up playing the capitalism game in order to gain more that can be shared. It’s a tough balance, trying to work the system to affect the sort of change you want (ie, share more) while not becoming so entrenched in the system that you forget what you were working for.

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