Sunday, April 10, 2011

Creative economy filibuster

As you can see from some of my most recent series of posts on this blog, I am trying to come to terms with the term "creative economy" and what the implications are for us (once defined) politically, economically and socially.

My early thoughts on the definition I will use (this may change slightly or mostly):
Any undertaking among the rooted citizenry that is the opposite of mass production and does not use labor or natural resources as a commodity to produce the thing. Also, using ones hands or hand-maneuvered tools form the core of the work.

The definition includes the part of the process to think through how to build, illustrate, define, or re-imagine what is being built or crafted .

As most mass produced goods use a formula that includes efficiency which relies on undervaluing labor or natural resources,
efficiency should be replaced by sufficiency as a factor in ALL production.
Mass production also gives centralized systems an unfair leg up over smaller facilities that could be placed throughout a city. Centralization clearly needs to be opposed in order to reduce fuel consumption, the wear and tear on the roads and less hoarding of the tax base.

"Rooted citizenry": who they?

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