The Case for Slow Consensus
This was originally published May 28, 2021
I always think it’s interesting when people critique horizontal, consensus based decision making by saying it’s slow and inefficient because it speaks so clearly to unexamined priorities.Speed and efficiency are crucial in a system that moves fast trying to chase a market and get in first because scarcity and loss is a threat.
But solid and intentional decisions sometimes take time. A world where power and resources are more fairly distributed is going to move at a slower pace.
In fact time is one of the biggest resources that capitalism steals from us.