The city states of Italy during the Italian Renaissance developed guilds of artists, artisans, and knowledge workers that are models or metaphors worthy of our looking into, starting with Prince Kropotkin’s class treatise on the power of a free people in a civil culture marked by habits of reciprocal altruism and mutual aid.

See Prince Kropotkin, “Mutual Aid” and

Robert Wright, “Non-Zero: the Logic of Human Destinty.”

On the creative classes, see the works of Richard Florida.

On knowledge workers, start with Peter Drucker.

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