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Centralized/decentralized economies - Capitalism and beyond
In mature Land-duty, handcraft guilds emerged in the towns. By not fitting in with the land-based system of ownership, towns had a freedom under Land-duty that allowed these guilds to develop. As productivity increased in Land-duty societies, these guilds grew further. From the guilds, manufacturing emerged and the centralizing part of the spiral repeated itself with the emergence of manufactories. (Manufactories are factories with hand-powered machinery). Manufactories were the embryos of modern capitalist industry.
Following the historical pattern (explained in the book) the next stage will have decentralized production controlled by information product creators. When globalization leads to capitalism's collapse (also explained in the book) information production will thrive in the relative disorder that will follow. The knowledge economy will see the decentralizing part of the spiral repeat itself.Content copyright: Nathan Davis 2003-2013
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