The Sustainable Community Projects panel yesterday evening was pretty interesting.
The discussion was fairly wide ranging, covering a lot of ground from commons related projects to economic deflation and the role of the state.
I especially enjoyed one member of the audiences contribution where he described the strategies employed by the Greek population in coping with their collapsed economy.
Friederike Habermann and Johannes Euler had some interesting things to say about the role of grass roots, commons based, movements could have to play in providing positive examples for a paradigm shift in the way people think about organizing themselves politically and economically.
I was a little more skeptical about Bruno Kern's contribution - an Eco-Socialist - he seemed to favor a very centralized approach to change. Claiming that commons based systems did not scale well. Johannes Euler did provide some interesting counter examples.
The next panel discussion will be about Sufficiency - I'm looking forward to it.