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white perch
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re: Would people be willing to work


Not to sound like Gordon gecko, but greed is a powerful human driving force. It's why we have a lot of the technology we have today. Greed helps to streamline development and manufacturing so as to make products less expensive to produce. Greed is what makes people invest their resources and time. It may be greed for money or greed for the wellness of the community. Greed is a natural aspect of the human psyche. It will not be eliminated. I think capitalism is the best way to continue human progress in the light of greedy people.

And, as stated above, there really is no difference between using money or bartering. Money is just a proxy for resources. If you take money away, people will just hoard resources.






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foshizzle
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The only way it has a chance to work is with a small voluntary community of people inclined towards this sort of thing that was able to be selective about what individuals it allowed into the community, and able to kick people out for not working. Even in that scenario it would be difficult.


You may know this already, but this is precisely how communes work. They are typically composed of people who really buy into it, and it works - for them.

The big problem is that it doesn't work for a lot of others, and you can only do so well if you don't have a big organization behind you. It is no accident that most communes are basically like monasteries - arts, crafts and subsistence agriculture.






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deltaland
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I don't see where this works because you have a willingness to pay versus willingness to accept. Everyone values something differently.

Plus everyone would be going out getting shite all the time, and producers would never be able to keep up with demand, due to a lack of a class system based on money.

There would be unlimited demand for everything, and not enough to produce it. Then people get pissed. Then a currency form is set up, and a value put on products to lower the demand to a manageable quantity produced. It would never work






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deltaland
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So the garbageman and the doctor will each have all of their needs met, no more no less?


Another good point. Many blue collar service jobs will be avoided, therefore necessities reduced. And how would you keep up with millions of people..if a guy walked into a store needing something he would get it for free, and since it is the honor system he basically could do so and not even work because who would know the difference?

So less and less people would do work.

You have to have a median of exchange






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bamafan1001
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Why would someone willingly do a super boring or dangerous job like mining when they could fish instead?





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MrCarton
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Why would someone willingly do anything when they could fish instead?


While funny, this is the argument against your communal cooperation model.

ETA: talking to Michigan here.



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RCDfan1950
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Ex: John Smith is a carpenter. People receive his goods from him for free.


All 'carpenters' are not the same, HHM. Meaning all houses are not the same (value). Who gets which (value) house?







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