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How does a planned economy exist without a State?

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sudo wrote

The state is not the same as the government. The state is defined as the organs of government that are used to ensure the domination of one class over another (things like the police, courts, prisons, etc). Weird definition, I know. Under communism, those things would not exist, because there would be no more classes (everyone would be the same class, so distinctions no longer exist). A planned economy doesn't reinforce class domination, so it could (and I imagine would) still exist.

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