After reading of this story here: http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-heres-the-full-10-page-anti-diversity-screed-1797564320 I had the following thought. [If Google was a Co-op, this type of thing would have been handled much better. Within a hierarchy, where social and moral norms are top down, there will always be alienation of the minority point of view, even if it is rationally defended. In a Co-op, every issue is handled by participants of equal rank and the common goals of the organization are unambiguous. It is in no-ones interest to allow the firing of a member merely for a minority point of view since that policy will eventually unravel the Co-op and make it impossible to make collective decisions.] What do you think Prof. Wolff? Am I right? Would the non-hierarchical nature of Co-ops enable better decisions over controversial issues affecting the co-op culture?
Would a Co-op have handled the recent Google Anti-diversity issue better?
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