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>Honeybees make decisions collectively–and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees.

>In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together–as a swirling cloud of bees–to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution.

>An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.

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hit me with that gay shit

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Direct all hotpocket related inquiries here.

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>Chinese military

>not imperialist

pick just 1

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/leftypol/ seriously needs to step up its game in creating informative content that can be used for reusable refutations of /pol/ and other anticommunist propaganda. However, most people are not graphic designers and don't know how to make infographics that are attractive, readable, and well-organized (myself included). In order to make good graphic designs accessible to the wider /leftypol/ population, I'm calling on all artists on /leftypol/ to help contribute to a free and open source infographic tool kit and design guide. We should make it in the .xcf file format compatible with GIM, or Inkscape so that it is usable by the widest range of people for free, and doesn't phone home to Adobe.



Here is a starter file:


As well, I intend to use a custom CSS for this board. Our goals should be for it to be unobtrusive and simple, and for it to convey the same information that the default CSS does. People are welcome to suggest CSS rules for /leftypol/ to make it look better.

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pretty gay

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>How can you call yourselves leftist politically incorrect?

/leftypol/ posters are allowed to voice opinions that offend liberals, SJWs, and so on. All sects on the left are allowed to post on /leftypol/, leading to plenty of fighting and shitflinging between leftists, which other forums might ban. However, this was only a minor consideration in the naming of /leftypol/. Since the concept is simply a leftist version of /pol/, the entire name of /pol/ was retained.

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They just realized it's easier to convince nations to sign away their sovereignty by words over guns.


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Please restrict the discussion to his works and the content he puts out on his new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ

Speaking of, here's his newest: "Going Beyond Money"


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just in case you missed it: >>2439307


can anyone upload his LTV video that he took down?


He reuploaded the LTV vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emnYMfjYh1Q

>it's even more quiet now



>Please restrict the discussion to his works and the content he puts out on his new Youtube

Don't tell me what to do

In TANS, Cockshott brings up the problem of directing work to unfilled positions or crucial industries, something the Soviet Union had problems with basically through its whole existence minus unpopular Stalin-era policies of cash incentives (flying in the face of socialist principles of equality of income as well depreciation of labor voucher value) and forced labor (which to this day discredits the entire socialist project).

How should this issue be addressed? Or should it be addressed? Maybe unfilled positions and selective labor shortages are simply the stress-point in the socialist mode of production which encourages planning authorities to innovate.

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Republican candidate Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier, will be the GOP's nominee in a suburban Chicago congressional district after he ran in Tuesday's primary unopposed.

>Jones's campaign website contains a section called "The Holocaust Racket" in which he argues that there is "no proof such a so-called 'Holocaust' ever took place anywhere in Europe against the Jews" and that Jews are "directly responsible for the murder of at least 300 million people."

>Jones in February told the Chicago Sun-Times that he's a former leader of the American Nazi Party.

>Jones will run against either current Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) or Marie Newman, the advertising executive challenging Lipinski from his left. No matter who wins the Democratic primary, that candidate will be the virtual lock to hold the seat thanks to both the strong Democratic leanings of the district and Jones's record.

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I for one say we put our trust in The Jews. The Jewish book clearly state that the supreme creator of the universe chose them as the superior form of human, and if someone were to write that about themselves while it was patently untrue that would make them some kind of deceitful lying Nazi or something.



And jews


White Jewish supremacists.


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Learn to differentiate noses, it could save your life shekels


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edgy, nice insults fellow master race. This relates to the thread so much



>I miss baboon boy

What happen?

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A lot of people on this board hate le pig book. What would the book's plot be if it accurately portrayed the the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union?

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>animals do revolution 'n shit

>humans try to fight it but fail repeatedly, even with other farmers interventions

>trotsky turkey is mad because lenin lamb and stalin stallion are advancing with developing socialism rather than just adventurist attacks against other farmers

>says it cannot be done to move on alone and will devolve into tyranny because he's himself is not in charge of a purely administrative bureaucratic apparatus

>meanwhile stalin stallion cleans up the leadership and bureaucracy, trying to advance democratic reforms

>trotsky turkey sneaks to german farmer and makes deal because when there's only one capitalist ruler over all of europe and russia you only need one revolution against that guy and it'll be world revolution at once

>genius plan

>continues sabotaging the farm but gets his ass handed eventually

>seek refuge at other farm with humans still exploiting

>all the while shitting on stallion stalin because he be evil 'n shit

>stallion stalin has had enough and stomps right deviationist rats and other turkeys into the ground

>starts barricading the farm and tools to defend it, training all the animals to be able to fight

>human exploiters come for huge attack

>stallion stalin uses humans infighting against them and also leads charge to defeat the german farmer

>takes half his shit and puts the animals there in charge

>and so on

>stallion stalin gets poisoned by snake because war with american farmer is looming and they dun like dis

>the chicken have taken over and talk about coexistence

>everything devolves into shit

the end



>keep capitalism intact and collaborate with the bourgeoisie

it's called "popular front", and those were with workers that were not willing to fight for a revolution yet but rather keep a bourgeois democracy

social democratic workers

the majority

>They wanted to put the revolution on hold

preserving a bourgeois democracy over open fascist terror is part of the revolution

if you read a few books rather than just crying about that others should do it, even Marx was "siding with the bourgeois" against the aristocracy for a bourgeois democracy to be established

again anarkiddy dumbfucks going "either all or nothing" - with predictable outcome

and actually considering the situation on a global political scale:

we have the nazis actively supporting a rouge group of terrorists trying to overthrow the legitimate bourgeois democratic government on the one hand

and the Soviet Union supported bourgeois democracy

if you took one second out of your autistic escapist fantasies of "hurr hurr fuck everything revolution time lol XD" you see that on the eve of ww2 acting as a foreign power overthrowing a government from the outside is making you look pretty shit and as an aggressor. the soviet union could've either stayed neutral or intervened and given france and brits the perfect opportunity to go after them in an alliance with hitler germany.

but as things were it was the nazis that put the french and brits on alert, preparing the anti hitler coalition as the soviets were pushing for in that whole period.

in this situation "putting it on hold" was more to advance it in favor of pushing it forward than doing whatever adventuristic shit you sperg on about



So then do you support the Mensheviks in arguing for a bourgeois revolution in Russia before a proletarian one? I mean after all working with the bourgeoisie to keep the tsarists and reactionaries at bay is exactly the kind of thing you are advocating in Spain, and saying “fuck that” and going ahead with proletarian revolution is exactly what the Bolsheviks did.


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Animal Farm was a lot more accurate in talking about China.

Snowball = Mao

Napoleon = Deng

Naboring Farmers = WTO



Does that make Old Major Sun Yat Sen?

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Realistically, how likely is it that Roo will win against Muke by clearly demonstrating his point, rather than watching Muke fall flat on his face from inability to read? Not that Roo can read either, but Roo does a good job of repeating things verbatim, and I'm sure his ghostwriters are giving him a list of things to say right now.

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>But I didn't finish Settlers so I don't know if Sakai specifically claimed that white proles weren't real proles because they were paid off. I was under the impression he just thought they had some spooky racial solidarity.

As someone whose read the whole thing, I gave to say that this is exactly what he thought. He alluded to it in the subtitle: “the mythology of the white proletariat”

On the surface you might think that he means that white proles have some myths that need busting but once you get to the end you find out that what he really means is that there is no white proletariat and that the notion That the white proletariat exists on the Left precisely IS the myth that he is attacking.

I have to admit I found the book convincing the first time I read it. But subsequent re-reading and real life/a deeper understanding of Marxist theory made me doubt it’s thesis



That's the crux of the issue, what reason does China or India have to lead such a movement? They already have a somewhat privileged position within the world economy (China moreso than India, but yeah), I wouldn't go so far as to say that they are embourgeoisified but they certainly are not the centers of world revolution they could have become just half a century away.



>Any underdeveloped nation seeking autarky will have to develop its closed economy fast in order to be able to defend itself against the imperialist powers, that means a repeat of 20th century Stalinism.

I wouldn't say this. What about Iran? It nearly cut itself off entirely from the world market post-1979 and yet isn't doing too badly. They are also internationalist as fuck, supporting both resistance movements in Lebanon and Palestine and also helping safeguard Syria from western imperialism.



>Realistically, how likely is it that Roo will win against Muke by clearly demonstrating his point, rather than watching Muke fall flat on his face from inability to read?

Very little. Roo will back himself into a corner like he always does. Thankfully, Muke will be too stupid to recognize an advance.



You're forgetting there's a counter-imperialist bloc.

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Is the science of genetics today accurate and truthful, or is genetics just a bourgeois pseudoscience?

Was Lysenko correct? Or just insane?

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I love to see the innocence in your eyes.



Of course genetics is accurate, however Lysenko gets a bad rep by liberal propagandists who want to claim the objectivity of science in bourgeois societies as opposed to the twisted, politically motivated science of the proletarian societies. Lysenko was actually somewhat vindicated in his theories through epigenetics in which he made some foundational strides, moreover he didn't deny genetics, rather he viewed it as more complex than a defining blueprint for a finished organism. Some of the crop strands he developed are still commonly in use today in fact.


What a godawful take.There are material class interests involved in science and to view academia (where scientific consensus is set) as outside of the ideological bourgeois society we inhabit is retarded. Psychological research for example is deeply involved with the pharmaceutical industry and has a long history of support from the CIA through fronts like the Human Ecology Fund.

What is considered science and what isn't, what research is conducted and what research isn't, what fields are funded and which aren't is deeply political.



I didn’t say that scientists couldn’t be ideologically influenced, I said that science could. If a scientist allows their political views to influence their conclusions then they are a bad scientist. It’s not that science isn’t objective, it’s that scientists sometimes let their views cloud their objectivity.




If this discussion is to go anywhere but baiting territory, there needs to be a clear distinction between "science - the collection of established facts about the physical world" and "science - the pursuits of academic communities". Genes being used boy organisms as instructions to build proteins is a scientific fact, whereas classifying and sorting people into racial categories based on genetic relatedness is a scientific pursuit that can contain facts but whose purpose is motivated by subjective political and personal reasons.



My argument is that which constitutes the body of 'science' is political and thus science is political, its not a case of 'biased scientists'. I'm not saying the material world is politically motivated or somehow unsound.

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Austin Bombings Suspect Blows Himself Up As SWAT Team Closes In

The police confirmed in a press conference on Wednesday, the suspect in the Austin bombings case died when he detonated a bomb inside his own vehicle.


Austin Suspect ID'd as Mark Anthony Conditt


Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed in Nigeria

The majority of the 110 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by militants in the town of Dapchi last month have been returned, the government says.


Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

A British surgeon who helped Syrian doctors online has told the Telegraph he fears his computer was hacked, leading to an air strike on a hospital.


Israel Finally Owns Responsibility For Syrian Nuclear Facility Bombing, After a Decade

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Reeks of polyp, but I don’t want to jump to conclusions


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Building on yesterdays DO NOT CONGRATULATE news.

Trump is furious and the White House is stunned over a damaging leak about his call with Putin


>President Donald Trump is apparently fuming over a leak to the media about how he ignored advice from his national security advisers warning him to avoiding congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election victory during a phone call on Tuesday.

>CNN reported Wednesday that Trump asked several allies and aides on Tuesday night who was responsible for the leak, adding that it could only have come from a select few individuals with access to sensitive national security information. The New York Times' Maggie Haberman cited a White House official who said leaking such information "is a fireable offense and likely illegal."

>The leak resulted in a bombshell Washington Post report, which said advisers included a warning in Trump's briefing materials, in all caps: "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" Putin on winning the Russian election last week.

>They also instructed him to condemn Putin for the chemical attack on a former Russian spy in the UK, which both the US and UK said was ordered by the Kremlin.

>Trump apparently did not follow either suggestion. Nor did he press Putin on Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

>One source told CNN on Wednesday that the leak rekindled Trump's belief that some within his administration, particularly in the national security apparatus, are working to undermine his presidency.

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in hindsight, putting a big DO NOT sign in front of a child is probably a bad idea, especially in all caps.


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>To be honest, Trump's WH wouldn't be leaking like a broken toilet if he didn't run the place like a shithole.


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Lawsuits Force Alleged Trump Affairs, Sexual Misconduct Claims Back Into Public Eye


>Previously dismissed by President Trump and his allies after alleging sexual affairs or unwanted sexual advances by the real estate tycoon, a number of women are asking the courts to help them break their silence.

>A former Playboy model who says she had a 10-month extramarital affair with Trump filed a lawsuit in California on Tuesday, asking to be released from an agreement she signed to keep quiet about the relationship. And in New York, a Supreme Court judge ruled that a defamation case involving the president and a former contestant on The Apprentice who claims he sexually harassed her can move forward in state court.

>The legal developments are a blow to Trump and his lawyers who have so far denied all of the allegations against the president and have been fighting to keep salacious claims out of the public eye. The suits could force Trump, his campaign team and current White House staffers to publicly disclose involvement in any payoffs to women who contend they had sexual relationships with Trump while he was married to first lady Melania Trump.

>Karen McDougal, appears to be following in the footsteps of Stormy Daniels — real name Stephanie Clifford — the adult film actress who last month filed a lawsuit seeking to have a California court vacate a contract with the president.

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So apparently the Zapatista's are running a women in the Mexican elections.

this is a huge step away from Foco theory and what they originally used to represent.

can someone sum up to me the differences ideologically between the zapatistas when they first formed and now? hows the group different, did they used to be hardcore?

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>Womens suffrage

I don't think women's suffrage was inherently a feminist movement. It's only after the fact that they claim it as theirs. Feminism itself grew out of the bourgeois and liberal spheres of the time.This claim by liberals of Rosa being "feminist", when all she did was follow Marxist and socialist praxis to its logical conclusions, I've always seen as incredibly misleading.


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>I don't think women's suffrage was inherently a feminist movement.

women's suffrage was implicitly a feminist movement. Insisting that it wasn't just makes you look retarded.



>Indigenous people often had far more equitable societies than their European feudal and capitalist counterparts

Yes, for men. Women were slaves. All women were equal as slaves.

>Far more equitable than the Europeans for whom women were not allowed to vote, hold government jobs or divorce their husbands.

But not more equitable than AMERICANS. American frontierism was largely the same as you describe but women had even more rights and duties because a Protestant work ethic demanded they be counted as equals to their husbands, not slaves to them as was the case in indigenous and pre-enlightenment European societies. American women were allowed to do things like operate bars, walk in the front doors of saloons, work in mines (frontier/inland western ones at least), and pay taxes.

That's not to say indigenous/rural societies weren't communist though, they were and remain so. But they were incredibly sexist at the same time. It was Americans who walked in and forced them to let women have control over their finances, to be allowed to setup bank accounts, write checks and sign contracts - the basis of capitalism.



They're impossible to stomp out directly, since most of them can produce food without electricity or diesel and they know how to live off the land. They can make their own guns, assuming the one kid they sent up to America can't drive a carload of guns back. They can't be bought off since money has no use for them, as they have no places to spend it except maybe a government-owned gas station.


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>I don't think women's suffrage was inherently a feminist movement.

>the suffragettes, the single most important group of first wave feminists wasn’t a feminist movement

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Ripping Apart Jordan Peterson's Faux Intellectualism


>In this Majority Report clip, Nathan J. Robinson joins the show to discuss Jordan Peterson and what his whole deal is.

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>and that working to make yourself visually appealing is the same as signalling sexual interest or availability.

that's what *you're* suggesting. because despite prior accusations of others being virgins, youre the one that has an adolescent understanding of what sexuality even is.

all humans are sexual beings. this doesnt mean all humans are sexually available and sexually interested in all other humans. sexuality is inherent in all social relations because it is inherent in all humans. applying makeup and wearing heels is a sexual signal, and thats perfectly okay because sexual signals are a constant. that doesnt mean that the people that wear makeup and heels are "asking for it". it is just how humans communicate.




>applying makeup and wearing heels is a sexual signal

What makes it a sexual signal?



*although i will add that sexual signals are human the wearing of heels and applying of makeup isnt inherent and is actually damaging to the health of women

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ITT: movies, anime, music, feels, e-celebs, internet drama, fetishes, shitposting, etc.

This is a voluntary thread that users can choose to post in, if… I forgot the rest of whatever the old OP was. Honestly, I just wanted to bring this old thread back.

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this is somewhat meaningless without the number of students overall. If significantly less black students, vs asian students, attempt to go to med school, that could explain why the percentages look so skewed. ofc there's probably a dash of affirmative action involved though.



Per the source posted above, that would exactly appear to be the case.


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Does anyone else cackle every time they see a new board some polyp huffing ideology decided to make?

Shit like /realpol/ or /natsoc/ and other larpy shit like that, it always makes me giggle that some chunky neckbeard thinks his new board is going to btfo the reptilians controlling every other space



if find it more sad than anything. there was this especially depressing one that was clearly made by someone who had some weird psycho-sexual fixation on black people.


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a synthesis of Maoism and Sorelian Syndicalism is what will save the world

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i own my own business with a mate its 50% share and we do equal work we pay ourselfs below minimum wage do you hate us lefty pol

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What does controlled by society mean? How does that work?


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That varies from person to person, but I follow the model Cockshott proposes. Its a fuckton to write down and I really dont have time, so if you are curious, see this book.

But very simplified summary:

>Workers manage their own company

>There is some form of centralized but still bottom up direct democracy

>You can calculate the cost of everything, from education to deprecation to making stuff, in labour time

>You make a semi-market where prices are adjusted according to the existing supply to clear but not have shortages. Prices are also in labour time.

>If the price is higher than the cost, make more, if they are less, make less. Repeat indefinately and use your brain to take into account cycles of demand

>Calculate how much of what needs to be produced using linear optimalisation, which is possible because you dont need the perfect solution, just a good approximation (modeling reality is never perfect anyway and consumer preferences and technology changes all the time), see book for maths

>You are paid one hour for one hour of work

>You are taxed on your work, this tax is for public services (school, health) and investment into production

>People vote on where and how they want to spend tax money

>Investments into existing tech (non-research, ie expanding production or implementing a technique) can be modeled mathematically to help decide where investments of labour will be made. Of course use your head, don't invest into new tech if you know it is cheaper to wait for the new version that will be finished next month.

>Workers control their own factories and stuff and manage it, making sure to produce according to quotas.

>Stuff about incentives and checks to prevent fraud and encourage working efficiently, see book for some

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>which allows for productive economic activity

Having twenty-five different food preparation locations, each of which has its own set of MoP for food production and most also employing a class of marketers and advertisers who don't produce anything tangible seems awfully prone to redundancies and inefficient to me.

But again - why does ostensibly guaranteeing a goal as abstract as "productive economic activity" justify forcing all of society into protecting the arbitrary restrictions that property rights puts up?

>with minimal government intervention

About a click from where I live there's field after fallow field of farmland. It's owned by some shithead property developer who tried to speculate on it and is sitting on it because the local housing market tanked.

It's good farmland. It could be producing potatoes, turnip, whatever. If I were to go there with hoe and seed, guaranteed within a month I'd be hauled to court for trespass, destruction of property, and so on. If I resist these judgements, society will send people employed solely to enforce them. If I resist those people they have licence to coerce me to obey. If I resist that coercion I will likely be killed, injured and kidnapped, restrained and put in a concrete box for several years.

But yes, go on about your """"""""minimal intervention""""""""

>ultimately enriches everyone

>We're pretty materially wealthy in an absolute sense.

*googles relative wage growth post WWII*

>That doesn't mean your system makes any sense though, I still haven't received a basic overview of its function.

Pretty simple: property is not owned but possessed by those able to possess it. If you can't possess it then you didn't deserve to possess it. Now hand over those toothbrushes sassenach.



Why doesn't leftypol have an egoist flag?



Sure, I get it. It's the same as linking the book and expecting an immediate response, obviously that won't happen. I appreciate that you've taken the time to attempt a plain language explanation, because very few of your cohort seem to do so.

None of this really helps me understand what happens in the event of a failure of production though. I think we can all agree that there's a material constraint on input/output in any given enterprise, that is there are certain inputs required to meet certain outputs and the two aren't independent of material reality. Materials need to be extracted, moved, reformed, and moved again.

It seems like the patch, more or less, is a centrally managed economy directed (at least broadly) in its goals by democratic vote. To be sure, I don't see how this system provides people with more freedom or even ensures their ability to profit fairly from their labor. You're basically creating an unnecessary bottleneck on economic activity in order to free people from the constraints of private property, but the end result for the worker is that he still doesn't really "own" anything and has no personal control over his own conditions of employment.


So whatever you can defend physically is yours? How then do you deal with conflicts? What stops people from doing violence to one another and simply saying "he was weak and didn't deserve to possess this farmland."

Your farming example only requires the enforcement of private property. You might think the speculator is a dickhead but there's no intervention by the state beyond the enforcement of property rights. Besides, if people are reasonable in the way you seem to believe why not simply inquire with the owner? He may be perfectly willing to allow you to farm the land if you like, so long as he doesn't incur any liability.

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