[pp.int.general] Should Pirate Parties include the coming Swarm Economy as policy?
carnops at pirateparty.be
Sun Mar 20 01:14:54 CET 2011
> You write of specialisation and excellence as if they are bad things
> -- they are not. The internet couldn't exist with a lot of
> highly-skilled specialists, nor could many areas of a modern economy.
Please don't mix expertise and specialisation.
In my opinion, expertise leaves space for other things and implies
something like passion. It allows someone to be expert on a certain topic
without being its only occupation. One could be an expert in
code-reversing while hobbyist programmer and working in a bank.
I think specialisation is more a question of entering in a particular box
or species. If you're a welder you're specialised in welding, you're not
supposed to do anything else well.
I think the point of view presented by Rick Falkvinge is more about
allowing a person to switch from welding to novel writing and then to
professionnal musician ; all along his/her life, he/she would make what
he/she interested in at a given time.
In the "good old time" it wasn't necessary for a coal miner to be able to
read or write. With the development of factories, the workers had to be
able to follow plans and read instruction manuals so it has become
necessary to send every child to school so they could follow plans and
read instruction manuals as their parents did.
A specialised person is only good to serve a factory boss' interest ;
where's the individual freedom in that view?
I think the word that could resume what I want to say is "mobility". One
is able to move from an occuption to another without any excessif
"I am truly free only when all human beings around me, men and women are
equally free." [Mikhail Bakunin]
Stéphane a.k.a. Carnops
Pirate Party Belgium
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