Was the Open Knowledge Commons Idea a Curse in Disguise? – Towards Sovereign Institutions of Knowledge
7 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last revised: 4 Feb 2020
Date Written: December 11, 2019
Heavily centralized, hierarchical, hyper-capitalistic, market based solutions were much more effective in extracting and redistributing value from the shared, distributed resources, than the communities that produced them under the naive dream of building a "commons".
If the rise of fascism is the failure of the left, then the rise of the platform economy, and the “sharing economy” was the failure of the commons-based peer production movement, because it refused to think about value.
Keywords: commons, public libraries, value, sharing economy
JEL Classification: A13, K11, K12, 034
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