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Official: Deathy is a . . . [guess what?].

Posted by: Joel Jacobson ( none, USA ) on March 24, 1999 at 11:42:11:

In Reply to: Free access... posted by Red Deathy on March 23, 1999 at 17:15:27:

: Well, since everyone would own everything, the only 'mechanism' would have to be respecting your fellow citizens, and being polite in usage. (i.e. don't take someone elses toothbrush. 'Sides, its unhygenic).

You've made housing universal and I guess you'll make toothbrushese universal, too. How 'bout sex with Cindy Crawford or trips to Tahiti? Those simply can't be universalized. But never fear the answer to your problems is located at the end of this post.

: : What other means?

: Erm, free access ot the goods of society.

The absolute amount of goods is irrelevant as, hey, they're socially owned. But this is all revealed at the end of this post.

: : And ofcourse there will be the prolific "capitalist acts between consenting adults" where those who dont agree with the various ways in which the right to use property is being decided venture forth outside of the 'rules'.

: Erm, yeah, I'd let teh nutters go round exchanging for things:
: 'No Bob, its yours, just take it'
: 'No, Damnit, accept by $5 bill for it.'
: 'Oh, OK, suit yourself, but what am I gonna do with it?'

Hmmm. What if I possess "the property" of the relative few able to visit Tahiti but would rather have two trips to Austrialia. Never fear, your questions will be answered.

: We'd make sure tehre were enough houss for all. House production would be, and is a communal effort, and they would be built to fit a need, and this building would only be with the explicit agreement of teh builders.

But, you say, aren't "needs" subjective and inifnite. Not any longer; Deathy's taken care of this.

: : And the only way to aviod the above is for all (or the overwhelming majority) of poeple to be always in agreement with their democratically alloted life.

: Which isn't all that impossible, its called comprimise.

No, Deathy, it's called behaviorism.

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