I have been seriously looking into this concept.
I am very curious and intrigued about the possibilities the idea offers, but I am very leery of the koombaya aspects. I am thinking that something like this is just the ticket, but if we implement it with the lack of discipline and the poor decision-making outcomes required of a system structured as these folks approach the problem, it will be doomed for failure.
Please go and look at these folks. I think there is a lot more good there than bad.