(Community Design) Is this Communism? What is this Anti-Fragile Playbook?

What is this thing you’re promoting? Is it communism?

What is your solution?

The Anti-Fragile Neighborhood Wealth Production model is designed to bring forward the hidden wealth of neighborhoods, creating an accessible, inclusive story of the future for all, no exceptions.

We’re writing a recipe book that walks you through the process necessary to achieve community autonomy, delivering improved health, wealth, and security; it’s not communism.

What kind of community?

A: We typically shoot for one or more potentially overlapping communities of no greater than 1,500–5,000 people.

An actual neighborhood in Austin, Texas

Are you talking about an intentional community?

Definition:

This is an intentional community.

Are you creating communes?

Definition:

This community of separatists were recently covered in the New York Times

Is it a co-op?

Definition:

A farm coop delivers community benefit

Is it an example of a commons?

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Wait. Is this communism?

Definition:

Giggle

Is this an example of socialism?

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Is this anarchy?

Define:

psst, mister policeman: want some anarchy? Your first one is free.

Does your system reject capitalism?

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Ok, does it support a free market economy?

Definition:

The Selvage aspect of the 214 Alpha reputation economy rewards the peacemakers
The Weft aspect of the 214 Alpha reputation economy rewards those who are skilled caretakers for “the least of My brethren”

What about corporatism?

Definition:

Is it an example of voluntarism?

Define:

Is it a charity?

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Is it a non-profit organization?

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Is it a 501(c)(3)?

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This sure sounds anarcho-capitalist

Definition:

giggle

Is it anarcho-communist?

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So what is it?

A co-op, maybe a commons that embraces free market economics within a marketplace that’s exclusive to the community, with some shared resources (services) regulated by the community as a whole.

Wait. What’s communitarianism?

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This sounds like an Ashram, inspired by Gandhi.

Definition:

It’s observed that “he who mints the coin writes the rules,” and Gandhi understood that community autonomy and sovereignty can only occur when its reclaimed its productive capacity.

What’s the tragedy of the commons?

Definition:

Privatizing profits + socializing costs = tragedy of the commons

What’s our solution, again?

The Anti-Fragile Neighborhood Wealth Production model is designed to bring forward the hidden wealth of neighborhoods, creating an accessible, inclusive story of the future for all, no exceptions.

  • An easy-to-follow playbook for replicating our model
  • The software necessary to replicate a financially self-supporting neighborhood (an app)
  • A franchise for expanding other communities’ self-sufficiency

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Kent Dahlgren

Kent Dahlgren

Product management fix-it guy. World-famous people skills. Extremely small hands. (edit) marketing lady says I’m also supposed to say “CEO of software company”