rephrasing last post’s questions

Posted on Monday, 14 April, 2008 by

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Rephrasing the questions from last blog posts:

1. Aren’t we collectively underestimating the transaction cost involved in (really) bringing people together? Sure, it has come down, but there is also the issue of externalities: costs not borne where they belong, in this case the costs are energy of many altruistic conveners and facilitators. Have these groups really climbed up to the “Coasean floor” or are we fooled by cheap tools?

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The groups formerly too expensive to organize, that are now forming (the ones below the coasean floor, non-organizations), can be places for people to learn. This we know. Can they themselves be learning organizations? Can non-organizations be learning organizations? How, with ensuring the transaction cost remain low? If not, what is their real use?

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