2017
Description: 
This panel will investigate the prospects and difficulties the Left faces in establishing a resourced based economy (RBE). What is an RBE? A resourced based economy is an economy where our actual resource supply (its development, protection, sustainability and limitations) guides our socio-economic decision making; not particular private interests or profit. Correspondingly, an equal right of managed access to resources by all becomes the ethical basis for distributing and enhancing resource availability. Resources are managed via direct democracy through open sourced computing and transparency of information. Discussion will range from entrenched corporate power, to overcoming libertarian delusions, to psychological resistance to the radical vision of an RBE.