Platform Capitalism or Platform Cooperativism
The comments right after Douglas’ talk by Astra Taylor, author of the book: “The Peoples’ Platform: And Other Digital Dilusions” are interesting:
- I want (platform) cooperatism to be confrontational, it has to make a difference in the world
- How different is the current moment? If different at all….
- The key for cooperatives success is access to capital
Platform Cooperativism is possibly an answer to Platform Capitalism. Harold Jarche recently articulated very well what platform capitalism is really about:
“In the report, Scholz notes that the gig economy financializes resources that were previously outside of the market. Our cars, our apartments, our private time — all can now be monetized through corporate platforms and made subordinate to market forces. In effect, this new system is “embedding extractive processes into social interactions” and “extending the deregulated free market into previously private areas of our lives,” writes Scholz.”