Sorry for dropping the ball on that one, I get tired of hearing my own voice and tend to peter out. I believe the term is Abdullah Öcalan's, he has a book by the same name that I'm trying to carve out some time to read (along with others?!!). He appears to be heavily influenced by Murray Bookchin who I believe used the term social ecology or communalism. As far as I know, the Kurdish people are the only ones putting it into practice, with some success despite outside forces.
Peterson isn't an economist, information scientist or engineer of any sort. As a psychologist, and perhaps thrown together social "leader" (of folks that need to be told to clean their rooms?!) he only has history and his understanding of the human psyche to go off of. History is sadly on his side, as nations claiming to be Socialist/Communist are ripe with famines and self-inflicted genocide. Take Venezuela for a recent example. As of yet, there aren't any Centrally Planned nation states that have been shown to work, even Cuba is on the genocide watch list. Which is sad, because conceivably it seems within our capabilities to manage resources in such a way that every ones needs are met. Food, medicine, housing, energy/fuel are all needs, that should be fairly easily managed, if they were not also a source of power, but sadly it appears that once you put a group in power to distribute these needs, something goes wrong.
The obvious answer is those that are tasked to share the wealth took the position to obtain power and never really intended to do anything more than set up a Totalitarian government. The proletariat dictatorship was a guise. But Peterson's argument is why do any of us think we could do any better? And why isn't it in their interest to at least pacify the masses, instead of resorting to mass murder. Some would argue that all of these nations never got passed the necessary struggle of the revolution. Or somehow the violence of the revolution corrupts their ability to unite the people. It's a taint that keeps the self inflicted wound festering.
It's also possible that none of these nations were allowed to proceed unhindered. There is a great deal of evidence that nations, such as the US, were constantly interfering. But, it's not as if you can grow a nation in a vacuum, without any outside influence or conflict.
But anyways, that appears to be Peterson's argument, that history and statistics doesn't back up socialism. I'm skeptical of his statistics though. Most of the reduction of poverty and economic gains seems to have been in China. China is no paragon, but damn do they excel at manufacturing, applying novel social control, and restoring ecological landscapes. Which leads to Zizek's point: perhaps a combination of the two, socialism and markets is the appropriate feedback loop. The Nordic Model which combine market economies, with strong social safety nets has shown some strengths.
My personal feelings are more in tune with Democratic Confederalism, where the power of decision is shared at a local level, and all aspects of power are cycled throughout the populace. I feel that people are more in tune with their communities and bioregions than any one central government can be. If you rotate the decision making power amongst all participants than you are bound to be more fair, as eventually any decision you make or power imbalance will be wielded against you and your own. It's a much truer feedback loop that can be self policing.
So, I'm curious what decentralized planning looks like. Is it individual nation-states that trade with each other. What happens when one bioregion has a natural disaster or a ridiculous amount of resources over another. Where do worldwide problems like nuclear waste and climate change come into account. It seems that all of the individual communities/municipalities/city-states need to be brought together under a larger confederation to solve larger problems, but what happens when there is a mismatch of values at this level? How much power and influence is allowed at that level and how is that enforced without the risk of civil war.
Hmmm...the S key gets stuck repeating on my linux laptop, but like you, only after I hit Ctr. I just assumed it was because I purchased it used, from a gamer who was overusing that key, as he also gave me a mechanical key with the keys around the s replaced with red direction icons.
As is the answer to most things in emacs, you use org-mode. You can select a region of a csv and hit
C-c | to convert the active region to table.
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