Analysis of the ideas in of John Kennedy Galbraith's book on economics, The Affluent Society.
Parolado per Karlo Markso en liberkomerco.
The essays in this book illustrate a conceptual model for analyzing the social and economic problems of the Appalachian region. The model is variously called Colonialism, Internal Colonialism, Exploitation, or External Oppression. ...Its history demonstrates the concerted efforts of the exploiters to label their work as progress and to blame problems they caused on the ignorance or deficiencies of the Appalachian people.
...We believe that there are peoples all over the world who have experienced this sort of "development" and consequently live in conditions similar to those found in the mountains.
North Carolina, 1978
TEV DEM - the Movement for a Democratic Society - is a broad-based organisation playing a key role in guiding the development of Rojava's innovative society. Its Economic Committee has published the following statement about the role, scale and rules of co-operatives which are playing an increasing part in Rojava's social economy.