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OK, let's try a specific solution.
07-25-2013, 07:16 AM,
OK, let's try a specific solution.
Social Security and Vocational Rehab (in each state) should be reoriented toward the organization of worker-owned collectives, owned and run by the disabled.

Since no person, who may be disabled, is absolutely disabled, there will be some talent opposite of the disability. With that,a diverse collective can promote a variety of talents. People, who may be unable to work in the present system, might find that they can produce by sharing that production with others.

Government institutions should be required by law to assist in the organization of these collectives by providing:
1. A means of communication. The disabled can't form a collective unless they know about each other. This would not require violation of confidentiality.
2. Training. That class would be taught be people experienced with collectively run businesses.
3. Funding – in the long run money paid out for disability would reduce, and the people would be producing.

If these government institutions are contracting services to a private corporation, they would be required to shift that contract to a collective owned by the disabled.
07-25-2013, 08:35 AM,
RE: OK, let's try a specific solution.
It would really help society if everyone were organized into collectives. This is a nice idea, especially given the light recently shed on the wage practices of Goodwill toward the developmentally-delayed - that's the term we used for "disabled" when I volunteered at a home for DD people during spring break this year. That home I volunteered at was beginning to set up a program where the people could build things and get paid for how much they were able to produce. Still, that's an incredibly centralized job and it would be more ethical (at least to me) if the DD were the ones running it (as nice and warm as the people there are).
“We are convinced that liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; and that socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality.” ~Mikhail Bakunin


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