In Praise of Collaborative Labor

Chong Kee Tan
9 min readNov 10, 2021

An alternative to capitalism: rethinking where exploitation comes from and building a culture and system that makes it obsolete.

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I have earned a PhD from an Ivy League school, taught in universities, worked in the corporate world managing projects in excess of $50 million, started businesses, and developed websites writing backend code in Ruby on Rails. I now choose to shovel horse shit and pull weeds on a…