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and more (gotta do the big debate on this issue)

Posted by: Stoller on November 21, 1999 at 23:54:19:

In Reply to: more posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on November 21, 1999 at 19:19:10:

SDF: I don't see why a big enough commune couldn't produce its own medicines -- Cuba, after all, they've got doctors...

Well, a commune THAT BIG would certainly BE SOMETHING.

It would, of course, be a threat to our government.

How long would both co-exist?


Another criticism of commune-sized 'socialism' is the problem of INDUSTRY and job availability.

Most communes like Twin Oaks have only one or two money-producing industries. This means that most of the work available to members is QUITE LIMITED. I think a lot of people leave Twin Oaks because spending a lifetime knitting hammocks is a drag...

Such a socialism NEGATES Marx's vision of the well-rounded individual.

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