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Re: How would a needs based economy affect

Postby MagsJ » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:23 pm

derleydoo wrote:
MagsJ wrote:"Weren't the ancient active temple-based civilizations of old, like Angkor Wat and Göbekli Tepe, self-sufficient needs-based cities"

You're asking me!

More like.. putting it out there, for you to respond to and from. Should I have been more clearer? can you not work with that/with what I've given you..?

Serendipper wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Well they seem to have been, and that much we know.. but why such places of old were deserted, we do not. They held 1000s of citizens, but catered for everyone's wants and needs, so why fail?

How many robots did they have? Scarcity can only be eliminated with slavery, so somebody or something has to be the slaves.

From what I've seen documented, such places did not rely on slave-based labour, but a shared labour of utilising skill sets and capabilities - why assume slavery was involved? Theses places would have been run more like monasteries, so inhabitants would have actually had a quality of life to enjoy.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: How would a needs based economy affect

Postby derleydoo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:25 am

MagsJ wrote:
derleydoo wrote:"Weren't the ancient active temple-based civilizations of old, like Angkor Wat and Göbekli Tepe, self-sufficient needs-based cities"

You're asking me!



More like.. putting it out there, for you to respond to and from. Should I have been more clearer?

Well they seem to have been, and that much we know.. but why such places of old were deserted, we do not. They held 1000s of citizens, but catered for everyone's wants and needs, so why fail?



http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/g ... -83613665/

The article was written in 2008 - I'm sure they know a great deal more by now!

""Peters has identified tens of thousands of gazelle bones, which make up more than 60 percent of the total, plus those of other wild game such as boar, sheep and red deer. He's also found bones of a dozen different bird species, including vultures, cranes, ducks and geese. "The first year, we went through 15,000 pieces of animal bone, all of them wild. It was pretty clear we were dealing with a hunter-gatherer site," Peters says. "It's been the same every year since." The abundant remnants of wild game indicate that the people who lived here had not yet domesticated animals or farmed.""

Is it possible that they ate anything that moved? If, as suggested, they didn't farm, at some point food would become scarce.

Food is a necessity! It's on the list. :P
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Re: How would a needs based economy affect

Postby derleydoo » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:31 am

Baby steps!

Thus far (I am taking it as read) no one has put up a suitable argument against the suggestion that food is a necessity. Food, therefore, will go on the list. :D

Capitalism, Socialism, Prism :D - any old Ism PK doesn't like, whichever is in fashion at any given moment, Food goes on the list! Number one.

"Today, in the UK", a gentleman on the radio announced, gleefully. "There are 33 million souls working. The highest number since records began in 1971." He said, people, NOT souls! I seem to recall records dating back prior to 1971. Never mind. Says very little for efficiency.

1: Food

Dated: 17/4/2019.

Any objections should be lodged within seven days of said date. :D
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