I was just pointing out a small typo I noticed, nothing major.

I'm inclined to agree, I think unions are very important but historically they seem to be problematic for political organization. I feel like the neighborhood building will have to be a prerequisite rather than something that occurs naturally. Politics are kind of taboo and people are more likely to form groups around common interests or activities. Population density also seems to be a factor. If you live in a high rise of 400 people it's not really reasonable for you to know all of them even though you technically occupy the same space of about twenty people in a suburban neighborhood.

Somebody else brought up homeowners associations and that's been troubling me personally for a while. I idealize a system like your based on bottom up neighborhood-based governance, but the neighborhood organizations I see in practice seem to be really toxic. I definitely would not want to live in a neighborhood where I was forced to keep my lawn a certain way, and when I see neighborhood watch signs I naturally tense up and feel unsafe especially since what happened with Trayvon Martin. A big part of this might have to do with the way we handle property in this society; how can one create a democratic system when their living situation is tenuous with a sort of sword of Damocles environment run by essentially a dictatorship or oligarchy? How do the homeless fit into TDG?

I really appreciate you being so responsive to comments. I imagine a lot of these questions already have answers in your book, which I ought to read :P

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

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