[Editorial Note: The following paper was presented in July 2010 at the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) Conference in Bordeaux, France. It was originally written to look at the lessons for economics that can be learned from the building of the Internet. I welcome comments, and debate on the issues it raises. Ronda]
Part I – Preface
In this paper I want to explore a paradigm different from that of the market, as the motivator of economic development. This model is a model that is scientifically oriented and based on the practices developed in technical and scientific research. It is a model that is open, collaborative and directed toward an evolving vision or goal.
I will call this model the Internet socio-economic development model. It is a model very different from the neo-liberal capitalist oriented socio-economic development model. It is a model based on grassroots participation and feedback. Its… weiter lesen