Collectivism vs. Collective action


Digital pioneer Howard Rheingold points out, “Collectivism involves coercion and centralized control; collective action involves freely chosen self-selection and distributed coordination.”

Whereas communism stifled individualism, mass collaboration is based on individuals and companies employing widely distributed computation and communication technologies to achieve shared outcomes through loose voluntary associations.



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