: As RD aptly noted, 'small-is-beautiful' intentional communities can not hope to produce medicines (to cite but one example).
They must buy outside the community. And because they're so beautiful, they don't possess the industrial productivity to produce and distribute any products 'competitively.'
Therefore they end up working FOR the capitalists. This, of course, is surrending surplus-value, which as everyone knows, IS CAPITALISM (not to be confused with socialism).
Therefore intentional communites ARE NOT socialist communities---they are merely low-consumption RATIONALIZATION communities.