Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Zebra Red: time to return to this idea

Sustainable biz, whether big or small, must surely be our focus as we attempt to recover some semblance of not only economic justice but efficiency.  As the intro to Alex's excellent piece in the Guardian on the failures of trickle-down economics points out:
The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5bn. That should be a wake-up call to the deepest sleepers
And I think it was Tom Watson who just this morning tweeted that this wealthy group could all fit into a London double-decker bus.  If, that is, they were of a mind to use that public a transport.

So it is I return to the idea of a progressive publishing and distribution network.  Network being what "red" means in Spanish.  And "zebra" reminding us of the beautiful black and white hot-metal effect of ink and cat-smelling newspapers and books!

For owning the means of production isn't a revolutionary act in the least. 

After all, how many capitalists - of a minimally competent sort, that is - do you know who go out of their way not to?


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