Mon 1 Jul 2019 10:02PM

Who is the best presidential candidate for the commons p2p movement?

JB Jonathan Bean Public Seen by 112

Which US presidential candidates, when elected, will prioritize and be the most effective at manifesting and bringing us closer to the solidarity cooperative and p2p/commons economy and society?
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Poll Created Mon 1 Jul 2019 10:05PM

Who would be the most effective presidential candidate to manifest commons, p2p, and solidarity economy Closed Tue 9 Jul 2019 3:03AM

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Results Option Rank % of points Points Mean
Bernie Sanders 1 38.5% 30 2.3
Elizabeth Warren 2 26.9% 21 1.8
Andrew Yang 3 11.5% 9 2.3
Marianne Williamson 4 10.3% 8 2.0
Joe Biden 5 3.8% 3 1.0
None of the Above 6 3.8% 3 3.0
Miss Piggy 7 3.8% 3 3.0
Kamala Harris 8 1.3% 1 1.0
Trump 9 0.0% 0 0
Pete Buttigeig 10 0.0% 0 0
Undecided 0% 0 0

13 of 224 people have participated (5%)


Hamish MacEwan Tue 2 Jul 2019 3:04AM

8 - None of the Above
9 - Bernie Sanders
10 - Elizabeth Warren

You can't supplant hierarchy by winning it. It needs to be made irrelevant by whatever P2P, commons and solidarity (among diversity) have to offer. You can't stop people, only they can, but as the twig is bent.


Sophie Jerram Tue 2 Jul 2019 3:23AM

8 - Bernie Sanders
9 - Elizabeth Warren
10 - Marianne Williamson

Miss piggy


Sophie Jerram Tue 2 Jul 2019 3:26AM

8 - Miss Piggy
9 - Elizabeth Warren
10 - Bernie Sanders

Miss piggy


Guy James Tue 2 Jul 2019 8:09AM

8 - Bernie Sanders
9 - Marianne Williamson
10 - Elizabeth Warren

I have virtually as much hope for Sanders as Miss Piggy, because everything is so financialised now that truly progressive candidates will have their hands completely tied and will only be able to make cosmetic changes, but still, I will take this seriously and not put the pig in top spot :)


Michel Bauwens Thu 4 Jul 2019 3:16PM

8 - Bernie Sanders
9 - Elizabeth Warren
10 - Joe Biden

biden would be awful for the commons, warren/sanders would be of course great for the social commons, but I believe Yang uniquely gets the newness of the current situation, he would understand what we are saying. Best is sanders/warren as president but with a nice post for yang


Andrew Jacobs Tue 2 Jul 2019 4:36PM

While I see some merit in the arguments (financialization is a barrier, hierachy is directly opposed to p2p) I think that the 2020 election cycle is an important one to help us transition to a solidarity economy. We need to elect someone who will start dismantling the barriers to our goals:

  • Privatization and encapsulation of commons
  • Extraction of resources beyond earth's carrying capacity (so called "future commons")
  • Financialization and usury on wealth
  • Union busting and worker rights suppression
  • Voting suppression and attacks on democracy

Whose platforms address these concerns? Are there other obstructions to a solidarity economy and P2P-controlled commons? What candidates are actively supporting the commons? :fingers_crossed:


George Pór Tue 2 Jul 2019 8:37PM

The best chance to support a commons-friendly candidate is voting for the one that will be supported by the Democratic Socialists of America, the only commons-friendly political organization in the USA.


Jonathan Bean Wed 3 Jul 2019 7:34PM

Bernie and Warren have plans to transition major corporations into worker owned cooperatives. @georgepor @funwhilelost https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/05/28/bernie-sanders-backs-policies-dramatically-shift-corporate-power-us-workers/


George Pór Wed 3 Jul 2019 9:42PM

Yes, i bet that the DSA would support whichever wins the nomination. I’m a #StillBernie and Warren is my second best.