Ryan Edwards I so appreciate your close read! To the subject of globalization (more on the manufacturing front than the financial markets — though of course they’re interconnected), in the next couple weeks I’ll be planting the seed for what I hope is a possible blueprint for individualizing (or rather, communalizing) the automated means of production. My whole project here is actually to envision a scenario where small groups (at first) can make a lateral step away from markets rather than large groups toppling — or remaking /reorganizing — the global financial superstructure. I hope you stay tuned! I’d love to continue the discussion once I’ve laid out a little more of my thinking!