The theory "Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
French: [pjɛʁʒozɛf pʁudɔ̃]
; 15 January 1809 – 19 January 1865) was a French politician and the founder of mutualist
philosophy. He was the first person to declare himself an anarchist
using that term and is widely regarded as one of the ideology's most influential theorists. Proudhon is even considered by many to be the "father of anarchism".
He became a member of the French Parliament
after the Revolution of 1848
, whereafter he referred to himself as a federalist
" His idea basically so lets mention him
but will it work? can it work? Or has it already worked? is it working now ? lets see:
"Experiments with public ownership are thriving across the country. The challenge is to link them and scale them up."
"More than 40 percent of Americans under the age of 30 view socialism favorably, according to the most recent YouGov poll. Positive responses among black Americans have ranged between 29 and 41 percent in recent surveys. A 2011 Pew Research Center poll that omitted the “undecided” option found that 49 percent of its young participants viewed socialism favorably."
In recent years, there has been a steady buildup of interest in new forms of
democratized ownership. Worker-owned cooperatives, neighborhood land trusts, and municipal corporations all democratize ownership in one way or another, but they do so in decentralized rather than statist fashion. The trajectory of change is impressive. Examples of successful worker ownership range from Cooperative Home Care Associates in New York City to the Evergreen complex of solar, greenhouse, and laundry cooperatives in Cleveland. Mayors and city councils in places like Austin, Texas; Madison, Wisconsin; Richmond, California; and New York City have started to provide direct financial or technical support for these developments, suggesting a new nexus of political power."
Older forms of worker ownership—most notably employee stock- ownership plans, or ESOPs—leave much to be desired, but they nonetheless offer a similar sense of what a more expansive buildup in democratized ownership might look like. Approximately 7,000 ESOP enterprises exist nationwide, largely owned by about 13.9 million workers (roughly 3.3 million of whom are no longer active). A number of these companies have attempted to combine unions with ESOP ownership. A related approach is being tested in new union/co-op efforts backed by the United Steelworkers."
Cities have also begun to support other forms of public ownership. Communities as diverse as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, are working to establish municipally owned banks. In Boulder, Colorado, climate-change activists have triumphed over intense corporate opposition in two major referendum battles to municipalize the local utility. More than 250 community land trusts—a model of city and neighborhood development in which land is socialized to prevent gentrification—have been set up across the country, building on the foundational work done by the Champlain Housing Trust in Burlington, Vermont."
Some 450 communities have also established municipally owned Internet systems, commonly against powerful corporate opposition. In recent years, legislators in 17 states have introduced bills to create state-owned public banks like the nearly century-old Bank of North Dakota. Roughly the same number of states have considered legislation to establish single-payer healthcare programs. In 2016, voters in Colorado will decide via referendum on the single-payer ColoradoCare initiative."
None of these efforts have had a major impact yet, but they all offer blueprints for the development of a larger platform—along with concrete and actionable examples of what a radically new economy would look like at the level of enterprise, neighborhood, municipality, and state. Importantly, many “nonpolitical” Americans—some of whom even identify as conservatives (as opposed to right-wing ideologues)—support such efforts. Rhetoric aside, these conservative Americans also commonly oppose big government, big banks, and big corporations, and are often open to alternatives."
During the 1930s, strategies based on the seemingly modest efforts developed by the states in their “laboratories of democracy” became the basis for key elements of the New Deal—including labor law, Social Security, and a range of other programs. Modern experiments with socialized ownership suggest a trajectory with similarly far-ranging implications. This will remain true no matter who wins the 2016 presidential race."
Socialism doesn't have to be Centralized, in fact many aspects don't even have to be state created at all
"The Sanders insurgency, the polling data, and the growing experimentation with a range of alternatives all suggest that we may be on the brink of a new era—an extended and difficult period in which a new economy is slowly forged. Such a system might perhaps be called a “pluralist commonwealth” to reflect its diverse forms of common ownership. But whatever we call it, it is time to start discussing this system more openly and to refine its practical elements. As ever-greater numbers of Americans are forced to ask fundamental questions about where their nation is going, we must start offering the answers."https://www.thenation.com/article/socialism-in-america-is-closer-than-you-think/
has anything like this ever been attempted in history?
(21 July 1936 – 1939) was the part of Catalonia
(an autonomous region in northeast Spain) controlled by various anarchist
, and socialist trade unions
, and militias
of the Spanish Civil War
period. Although the Generalitat of Catalonia
was nominally in power, the trade unions were de facto
in command of most of the economy and military forces, which includes the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo
(CNT, National Confederation of Labor) which was the dominant labor union at the time and the closely associated Federación Anarquista Ibérica
(FAI, Iberian Anarchist Federation). The Unión General de Trabajadores
(UGT, General Worker's Union), the POUM
(Workers' Party of Marxist Unification) and the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia
(PSUC, which included the Communist Party of Catalonia
) were also involved.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria
), often referred to as Rojava
, is a de facto autonomous region
in northeastern Syria
. It consists of self-governing sub-regions
in the areas of Afrin
and Deir Ez-Zor
The region gained its de facto autonomy in 2012
in the context of the ongoing Rojava conflict
and the wider Syrian Civil War
, in which its official military force, the Syrian Democratic Forces
(SDF), has taken part. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rojava