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The Mudede economy: we all give each other backrubs.
@pretty much everyone before me
Good to see the reading comprehension of all you fucking peons. Your English teacher was either an alcoholic or a woman.
my dream team: William Julius Wilson, Sarah Hrdy, David Harvey, Ha Joon Chang, and Steven Shaviro.
Hope you enjoyed the gorgeous day. Don't have any comment per se but just want to tell Sloggers that Chicago White Sox pitcher, Phil Humber just threw a perfect game against the Mariners. Ouch! Just 21 of them have been thrown in all of MLB history.
We are designed to use our bodies to perform tasks, to make things, to prepare dinners, carry beams, staple papers. People want to. Need to work.
... also aren't the Militant trot? And why are trots the only ones that still sell newspaper as their main form of communication?
@3 yes because "capital" means "raw material" in all its forms - atleast read the damn wikipedia article first!
There's very little productive labor, apart from simple gathering, that can occur without some kind of tool. And foraging food is easier with a digging stick and some kind of basket or container...
Because Karl Marx central criticism was about the production of tools and why it was bad for human existance... Why we should all enjoy driving nails through wood with our bare hands.
Also this kinda reminds me of a joke in a cheesy 80's robot comedy movie - wierd and hi-larious foreigner cliché gets asked what his capital is and he answers, your gonna love this btw, "Washington DC" and we all laugh and laugh. You see he mistook the word capital to mean, "capital" as in capital city of a nation and couldn't see any other meaning of the word. You see? Isn't that fantastic and fun? You and me Efnord, we can sit down to watch it and then just pull out an old dictionary talking about the meaning of the word and how it functions within varying types of economics and economic theory for ever.
Do you think this impossible? The odds are that you already do an hundredth part of what a post-agricultural person generally has had to do and called 'labour'...that there are other things you must do to live, and call 'labour' is the usual mess of still-laughably-primitive tech and bad social systems.
...speaking of which, I'm not so blind (e.g., technologically deterministic) that I this the transition easy or even likely: plenty of powerful people greatly enjoy having more power and stuff and leisure than the rest of us, and a multitude more, across the spectrum, believe that working somehow makes you better than you would be otherwise.