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Freedom of access - Donald Rooum

Donald Rooum looks at several case studies to demonstrate how communist, or moneyless distribution of goods or services, can function effectively.

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Drone communism

Archive of the Luxury Communism blog, examining possibilities for a libertarian communist future with luxury for all. Active 2012-2015.

Against the metaphysics of scarcity, for the practical copiousness - humanaesfera

A reply to the following objection: "The abundance (overcoming scarcity) is impossible since we live in a world with limited resources, not only economically, but physically, so overcoming scarcity is a metaphysical, absurd demand, which requires a complete automation of the infinite universe to deliver to each individual, raised to the status of a god, every whim and arbitrariness."

The case against economic calculation - Adam Buick

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Talk by Adam Buick for the Socialist Party on 27 September 2015 in London. The Economic Calculation Argument is a classic argument against the possibility of socialism put by defenders of free-market, private-enterprise capitalism. It was set out in a particularly clear and concise form in an article in 1920 “Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth” by Ludwig Von Mises, an Austrian member of, appropriately enough, the Austrian School of Economics and translated into English in 1935.

The free society - Karl Kautsky

Kautsky imagines how society would look after the dissolution of the state by a comparison with life in the Indian village commune.

Fully automated luxury communism: a utopian critique

A critique of the Fully Automated Luxury Communism argument, suggesting that it doesn't go far enough in envisioning a utopian transformation of social relations.

In March 2016 - Faridabad Majdoor Samachar

Article from Indian workers' newspaper Faridabad Majdoor Samachar about a fictional communist revolution in the recent past.

Egalitarian social organisation among hunter-gatherers: the case of the Mbendjele Bayaka - Jerome Lewis

It would be absurd to try to return to the social relations of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. But these social relations did last for 100,000 years in the most successful anarchist-communism experiment in history. So there must be something to learn from hunter-gatherers. The pygmies of Central Africa traditionally live in ways that come closest to the ways prehistoric hunter-gathers may have lived. This article is one of the most recent studies of the way African pygmies maintain egalitarian social relations and so make anarchist-communism work.

How socialism can organise production without money - Adam Buick and Pieter Lawrence

A pair of interesting articles arguing the necessity of communism being a moneyless society, and outlining how parts of it could function.

A world without money: 5 questions - Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman of the Socialist Party of Great Britain answers five frequently asked questions about the abolition of money, from 1981.