An oikos (ancient Greek: οἶκος, plural: οἶκοι; English prefix: eco- for ecology and economics) is the ancient Greek equivalent of a ..
household, house, or family.
dec 2013 – 1 of 3 via Jerry Michalski:
Ecology vs. Economy?
the management of a household.
economy – me and mine.. then everything in the large should work out.
ecology – house is much larger.. earth ..
our house is really worth saving..
to be free to be.
radical econ ness
suggesting oikos to Michel on his fb post
I need etymological solutions,
I’ve been increasingly pointing out that there is a struggle between three underlying political visions
the first is that we are subjects of sovereigns, this is what both nation-state and corporate sovereigns are pushing in their agendas of surveillance, and control; which we could still clearly call Leviathan, after Hobbes (vision: the human is bad and needs to be controlled)
the second is the anarcho-capitalist hyper-market vision , which we confidently call Mammon, from you know who (vision: if we all do our thing, all will be well)
but how do we call the commons then, the vision of productive citizen-commoners who contribute to shared resources and the common good ? (vision: we need to explicitely care for each other and organize that way)
SO WHAT IS THE EQUIVALENT of Leviathan and Mammon, for us commoners ?
leviathan – human is bad needs controlled
mammon – all do good all will be well
oikos – economy – all do good all will be will .. ecology – includes all earth.. beyond.. how big is your house..