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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Hey. Going to say some things, they're not meant in an attacking way, more just me being low energy but wanting to engage with you.

I have no idea how your anarchy would actually work.

Labour vouchers seem like money to me.

And you put 'nation' in quotes but not 'import' and 'export', which confuses me also.

You seem to be assuming that there will be a capitalist imperative for growth and competition when you say things like

Ecological collapse is of course a bigger problem but not producing anything would make you fall behind everyone else and inequality would still exist

I'm guessing this is because you have a different sense of what equality would look like in anarchy.

I'd recommend you read bolo'bolo. It's not far from your politics in some senses but also deals quite specifically in how things would work with regards to self-sufficiency and exchange between bolos.


anarchist_network wrote


Collectivist anarchism and the idea of labor vouchers goes as follows:

The needs such as housing, food and water are free but now there are the things you WANT to have.

You work and then get paid for your work according to the time you worked and the importance of work in society. The importance would of course be decided before actually implementing labor vouchers. With these labor vouchers you can buy luxury items on a non capitalist market in the sense that you give a certain amount of vouchers in exchange for example a watch. After your purchase the vouchers will be destroyed for the purpose of not getting anyone rich.

It's a bit like a fusion of mutualism and collectivism.

The reason I put nation in quotes is because of my language barrier and I didn't knew how else to put it.

I don't think and also don't want competition in my anarchist economy but I think if regions are more developed then others that is still inequality and without certain things you need you would get less developed.

Also thanks for the recommendation :)