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youre on to something

Posted by: Crimson Tide on March 24, 1999 at 11:02:12:

In Reply to: free access to each others time posted by Gee on March 23, 1999 at 19:06:11:

: And as the goods have to be made this means free access to other peoples time, to their lives. What force is going to stop hording of 'free' goods, bribery, blackmail, extortion and the growth of powermongers in its disposal? There would need to be a system of law.

Youre on to something there, for an idealist.

: More like "ive made this chair...shhh, dont let the spokesmen see it - they want if for poor sally, I'll just swap it for that wool ok? and keep quiet about it" - You know thats what i meant. (and its fun making up pretend conversations to illustrate!)

Ive actually heard people talking about how to stop this, i mean stop what? Like their dealing in guns - its because they know this kinda stuff would undermine the socialist society.

: Which is fine, were it so easy. What if the builders got together (a union no less!) and said no, we do a great service and we want a greater say in what goes on, or we want a greater proportion of the communal pot of goods?

Two ways around that one - force em, like the threats Russians made against scientists to invent nukes, give a seat on the control centre.

: And its compromise of self interest which will be a *must* have for any successful socialist society - especially one with diverse people.

dream on

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