Is this a blue-print?
No, the Participatory Economy model is offered as a flexible and non-dogmatic vision to inform efforts and experiments towards winning a better economy. It is certainly not meant as a blueprint. It lists a number of goals or values that an economy should aim for, and a minimal set of institutions that are essential for the economy’s’ ability to achieve those goals.
It emphasises that in different places and times, and even in different industries and communities, the implementation of the central features and institutions will involve different detailed patterns. Such details are a matter for future generations, depending on people’s preferences and lessons learned between now and the future. Just like any other model, participatory economics is testable, refutable and revisable. This means it should be evaluated based on whether it achieves its goals, experimented with and refined.