Collectivist Anarchism for the 21st Century

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Aug 31 2017 07:55
Collectivist Anarchism for the 21st Century

https://subversionnews.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/collectivist-anarchism-for-the-21st-century/

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Sep 14 2017 18:17

Hmm... I wondered how accurate Kropotkin's portrayal of collectivism was in Conquest of Bread, but I wasn't sure where to look to find out one way or the other. I guess James Guillaume's work is a good place to start?

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Sep 25 2017 12:32
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Hmm... I wondered how accurate Kropotkin's portrayal of collectivism was in Conquest of Bread, but I wasn't sure where to look to find out one way or the other. I guess James Guillaume's work is a good place to start?

Kropotkin's portrayal was not accurate at all because he 1; assumed that labor vouchers were the same as money, and 2; assumed that one's status in the society collectivist Anarchists argued for was determined by the control of labor vouchers. Two is not true because basic needs such as shelter would be provided freely according to need. One isn't true because labor vouchers don't circulate and are thus not commodities unlike money.

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Sep 27 2017 02:37

Glad to see people found my article interesting. I renamed the article since I posted it here, but the link still works.