Morgan Le Fey wrote:
a society that gives them without debt.
I'd be interested to hear more about any conceivable anarchistic-type political-economy that enables a (post-scarcity, post-capitalist) society 'without debt'.
Would anarchism use over-the-back-fence kinds of 'grassroots' exchanges, neighbor-to-neighbor *only*, for lateral-only exchanges?
I have a standing *critique* of such in the following diagram:
Scenario: Anarchy. Notice the absence of any generalized levels. If total local self-sufficiency were possible -- or even desirable -- this is what it would look like. It would overthrow capitalist commodity relations only to recreate the same thing all over again, at an intercommunal level.
Emergent Central Planning
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I'll note that the 'labor credits' in my labor credits model are able to take advantage of the conventionally-capitalist 'debt' vehicle -- hang-on -- which, for a *post*-capitalist social context would just be *simple debt*, with zero 'financialization'.
'Even though labor credits (which function like non-imploding personal IOUs, for labor-only concerns) *circulate*, they are never exchanged for goods or services, because that would implicitly be commodification -- nor would they *need* to be.'
The use of labor credits frees everyone from *geography*, so that location itself doesn't determine access-to and use-of any given factories and/or equipment -- localities with more of their own *debt-based-issued* labor credits in circulation (issuance of all labor credits is noted publicly at the time of issuance, indexed by discrete serial numbers on the physical units) will have less material-economic social standing, or 'reputation', since they've been *directly* exploiting liberated labor through debt until people of their own locality go out to do work issued by *other* localities, to bring back sufficient numbers of labor credits to undergird / erase *their own* issued debt. (In other words new issuances of new debt-based labor credits from a debt-encumbered locality will not generally be seen by liberated-labor as acceptable, giving that locality far worse chances for future general social acceptance of any proposals or policy packages from it that specify certain nearby equipment for its own use. *Other* localities' policy packages for use of that same equipment would undoubtedly be better-favored as long as those localities weren't too debt-burdened as well.)
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