[quote=“BullsOnParade, post:11, topic:38347”]
Hmm perhaps education is a bad example then. Because as you stated, one needs to learn information in order to progress with studies.
Maybe there’s a better scenario we can decide on and discuss? I propose a small island. My way vs your way
[/quote]I think it’s a fair example.
[quote=“BullsOnParade, post:13, topic:38347”]
Keep in mind that my defense of communalism doesn’t mean I think it’s actually viable currently. Human civilization is far off from being able to accomplish it in my opinion.
[/quote]Marx thought so too, that’s why he believed capitalism would morph into socialism all in the name of “equality,” with workers creating an authoritarian state that would eventually badger people into forgetting about their self-interest. It’s still that way. It’s the way humans are. Fortunately, that leads us to trade, a cooperative, comm(al)unistic effort that improves the lives of everyone when the law keeps thieves and frauds out of the equation. It improves lives. It deprives poverty. Socialism is a stake through the heart of prosperity and fertilizer for widespread poverty. Even the best example of socialist success, Sweden, a place where P.J. O’Rourke says “adequate” is a compliment, has been economically liberalizing for two to three decades because it must in order to survive.
I recommend visiting this site, BoP, if you haven’t seen it before: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
You might also take a peak at this (just a facet of the overall discussion): Cato Unbound » Blog Archive » Corporations versus the Market; or, Whip Conflation Now