Has anyone read Santillán's After the Revolution? I think the ideas in it are very similar to the participatory economy

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I’d like to hear what you have to say.


I read the book, and yes, I think the idea here is almost a participatory economy, but I think the participatory economy is more complete than the economic system in the book, for example, the participatory economy has a complete answer to how people express their needs.


I had not read Santillan’s “After the Revolution” when first thinking about the “model” of a participatory economy. However, at some point after publishing the first two books about participatory economics in 1991 someone told me what you have just said: Namely that our proposal is similar in many ways, one might even say a more concrete fleshing out of his more general vision. At that point I did read Santillan, and came to the same conclusion: Same overall conception, where we were providing more concrete ideas about how to solve problems which I believe will inevitably arise. But it’s been a long time ago now. It must be over 30 years since I read Santillan’s essay.


Thank you very much for your answer, it was very helpful! After the Revolution presents an extremely modern theory of libertarian socialism, but lacks an analysis of the autonomous movement of united consumer organizations

I read it some years ago during some online course Andrej Grubačić was doing. It was part of the reading. I had exactly the same thoughts and said so at the time.