hi comrades! my anarchist friend uses the black cat forum and showed it to me, then someone there told me about this forum. turns out my friend uses this one too, and tends to double post the same thing on both places to maximize responses. i think that's a smart idea so i'm gonna do that too!
in anarchist-communism, there is a rationing of luxuries, scarce items, and environmentally destructive goods (example: cars) and services (example: plane trips). they're rationed and distributed according to quotas and need. this sounds fair.
my question for all you readers is how do we keep track of people's consumption of these scarce items, to make sure they are not consuming more than is allowed? the only thing i can think of is some sort of electronic swipe card that people use to keep track of their consumption of scarce/rationed items. (it's NOT a credit card / bank card, because it's not for purchasing, just for tracking, and is only used for RATIONED items... non-rationed items can be consumed freely without tracking.) does that sound like a good idea? is there a better idea for how to keep track?
or maybe you think we shouldn't keep track, we should just use the honor system? we produce a certain amount of the scarce or environmentally destructive good, according to a democratically determined quota... we then make it public knowledge that there is only, say, 2 of item X available per capita, so please consume accordingly, and there is only one of item Z for every five people, so only consume if it's necessary for you. but then we follow the honor system, and we assume that people will consume scarce items within the proscribed limits. if this is what you propose, i have my doubts this would work, but maybe you can explain why you think it would work.
i hope to hear a diverse range of views!