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Lope Gutiérrez-Ruiz

Founder / Co-Director, The Gopher Illustrated

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What do organized communities achieve more efficiently than government? What could they achieve?"

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  • Oct 7 2011: I was hoping to learn just what you ask. At best, isn't a government the manifestation of an organized community effort? We have lost sight, at least here in the US, that we're supposed to BE the government. Is this abdication of responsibility inevitable, or is it more the case that the US experiment - of, by, and for the people - has never been truly established? At any rate, I think self organizing systems occur q
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      Oct 7 2011: This is a good point, though I guess I'm referring to community efforts in which individuals address issues / collaborate directly as opposed to the "proxy" method of government. And yes, we're supposed to be the government

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