whether we can have a society worth living in for the 21st century will depend on the rise of new forms of social production, outside of the domains of both state and market. In other words, people meeting their own and each other’s needs under circumstances not primarily driven by money or coercion.
While I agree with most if not all of what Dougald says in this article, I respond viscerally and cynically to the phrase “Big Society”. I can’t help seeing three snotty toffs, giggling adnoidally and saying: “[snort! snort!] Geddit? Big Society, geddit? BS [heh heh heh, snort]”