Stewarding material commons - Bauwens
Note: This work-in-progress note is superseded by a P2PF publication: Bauwens & Pazaitis (2019), Accounting for planetary survival.
Systems of peer-to-peer, ‘open value’ accounting - the topic of this report - are vital for making global-local systems of material provision and access, of material means of subsistence and wellbeing - the basic agenda of landscape §1 in the foprop pattern language. The pattern language will have several key patterns relating to this area of post-Fordist, value-chain, organisational capability and material provision.
The notes below give a flavour of the coverage in the 2019 published report.
In the Loomio Open App Ecosystem group, Michel Bauwens of P2PF posted the following synopsis of a work in progress at 01aug18. NOTE: Highlights and emphasis are added [mh] . .
This is re-posted within the Loomio group, with a commentary on the Open App Ecosystem by Bob Haugen, here
This is basic work toward framing patterns involving . . operational coordinating of #supplychain activity, mutually orienting practice in #openvalue systems, deploying #hashchain technologies, implementing thermodynamic accounting, mutualising #naturalagents as economic actors . . and other fundamental aspects of commoning practice in the #generative #usevalue economy of everyday making and need.
Title: Turning Externalities into Internalities
Subtitle: Is it possible to produce for human needs without externalities
Chapter 1: Introduction and Context
The emergence of post-subordinate autonomous workers: the role of labor mutuals and platform cooperatives in the commons economy (the blockchain economy as a tool for contributory cognitive labor)
** crypto economy as a re-balancing of power between labor and capital
** crypto economy as network-dominant economy beyond corporate and state power
** role of labour mutuals
Value in the Commons: a summary of previous findings (value sovereignty, transvestment strategies, reverse cooptation of capital for the commons)
Evaluating the Emergence of the Crypto Economy from the point of view of the commons (mobilizing competency networks for common goals; towards commons-based DAO’s ?) so
** critique of market totalitarianism (leviathan, hobbes and gaia)
** crypto as sovereignity of the corporate class vs sovereignty of civil society (need to disentangle both) (five scenario’s of manski)
** distinguishing distrlbuted ledgers from the blockchain (explain ledgers and DLT’s), also in relation to trust
** rebalancing capital and labor for cognitive production: learning from the token economy
** transforming the token economy for the commons (in detail, what the shift entails, f.e. From competitive to cooperative games, from smart contracts, to ostrom contracts)
** two kinds of economics (Polany’s distinction)
** scaling trust (big brother to little brother)
** from govt and corporate, third party coordination to autonomous network coordination
The Role of Accounting in the Shift towards the Peer Production of Everything (accounting as mediation with the physical, bringing stigmergy to material production through open and shared supply chains, )
** history of ledgers ?
** explain 3 layer model
** explain functional governance transition
** local vs global (example from city graph 3.6)
Solving the Problem of Externalities: towards an externalities-free mode of production ? (how can externalities be normalized as internalities in predistributive social distribution and regenerative ecological production)
Chapter 2: Evolutions in Accounting
Accounting for contributions (positive social)
** predistribution within commons
** basic income in society
Maintaining acceptable social distribution, i.e. relative equality in the distribution of value (negative social)
** from redistribution to predistribution
** acceptable inequalities
** learning from the past (hunter-gatherers, ancient democracies, medieval communes)
Respecting the Doughnut (negative ecological): how to stay within planetary boundaries while providing for human needs
Thermodynamic Accounting or: biophysical accountability (positive ecological): accessing thermodynamic flows in open and shared supply chains
Chapter 3: The Emerging toolbox
Supply chain projects: Provenance, Oxchain, Open Motors, Wikifactory, Envianta ?
Distributed ledgers (Holochain): going beyond extractive blockchains
** distributed ledgers as the open and shared supply chains
** tokens for valuing non-mercantile value
** generative finance: social and ecological
Ostrom Contracts ? (David Dao): smart contracts for commons-based DAOs
REA (Resource-Event-Agent) Accounting for Eco-systems (from corporate to ecosystemic open and shared supply chains)
Ethical current-sees? Monitoring flows and rewarding contributions: The Economic Space Agency: mutualizing investment, risk-taking and speculation (commons-based derivatives for financing future common production), Faircoin/Commoncoin + learning from labor allocation in intentional communities (Allen Butcher’s work)
Tokens for Regenerativity (Regen’’s Ecological State Protocols; circular financing of regenerative practices)
Impact Accounting through the Common Good Economy
Global Thresholds and Allocations for biophysical accountability (the Reporting 3.0 framework)
Large scale governance (Daostack’s holographic governance)
Designing Cooperative games instead of competitive games (RChain) ?
DAO’s for natural agents: the Terra0 project for augmented forests
? Trustlines Network ?
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