Schlagwort: profit

Turbokolonialismus

Es ist immer noch mal viel schlimmer, als man denkt: In dem Artikel über den Kauf von halb Madagaskar durch Daewoo im CommonsBlog wird am Ende auf den GRAIN-Report verwiesen. Darin geht es um eine »Art von neuem Landraub«. In der Tat. Klaus Pedersen, Autor des Buches »Naturschutz und Profit«, hat in der »jungen Welt« von heute das Thema unter der Überschrift »Turbokolonialismus« aufgegriffen:

Wegen der zunehmenden Erderwärmung kaufen oder pachten Regierungen Agrargebiete in ärmeren Ländern zur Absicherung der Ernährungsbasis. Unternehmen machen einen Spekulationsmarkt daraus

Hier verbindet sich also Klima- und Ökonomiekatastrophe. Die Vorbereitung für den Krieg um die Nahrungsmittelgrundlagen und für die nächste Spekulationsblase läuft heute, die Commons werden enteignet.

Manifest for the recovery of common goods of humanity

forum social mundial[Concluded at World Social Forum of 2009, at Belem – Pará, Brazil. Übersetzung ins Deutsche hier folgt, vgl. auch CommonsBlog]

The enclosure movement in England during the 15th and 16th centuries limited the access to land and its benefits to its owners, thus making it inaccessible to the public as it had been traditionally. This initiated the process of the privatization of common human necessities. Subsequently, the world was ruled under the logic of the capitalistic system of production, in which everything can be transformed into money, and industrialization engendered mass production. The process of privatization, linked to an unrestrained mercantilization, aggravated greed and competition.

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Why Peer Production Is Better Than Capitalism

An interview with Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation:

Read the transcript of the interview here: P2P as a post-capitalist mode of production

Find more interview snippets with Michel at Peer To Peer: Social, Political, And Economic Issues In A P2P World

What is profit?

During a recent debate on Oekonux mailing list, Patrick Anderson gave some theses about the relationshp between profit and competition. He wrote:

Profit disappears when Competition is Perfect, but Competition is usually not Perfect, so Profit is usually not Zero.

Profit and Competition are inversely related, while Profit and Monopoly are directly related. A Perfect Monopoly would enjoy Infinite Profit, right?

I found, that these theses are wrong, because they base on on the assumption, that profit raise from the circulation of commodities. Profit is not explainable as a difference of prices. But where else did the profit come from? What is profit at all?

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