Re: Equality and Free Software (was: Re: [ox-en] Germ of a new form of society or germ of a new form of business?)
- From: Art McGee <amcgee virtualidentity.org>
- Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 18:23:14 -0500 (EST)
"From each according to their ability,
To each according to their needs."
That about sums it up. What else is there to discuss?
Lots. How about replacing 'ability' and 'need' with 'desire',
for a start?
Because you can't run an economy that way. The whole point
is not to define or regulate every aspect of society, but
from the perspective of getting everyone's basic need for
food, clothing, shelter, education, etc., met, that's the
right approach. Even after a socialistic revolution, people
are still going to be unhappy in various way, but the idea
is to remove the majority of the obstacles that prevent them
from fulfilling their desires. As it stands now, we're
forced to do that which we hate in order to survive. If we
can remove the fear of death/starvation/homelessness/etc.
from people's thinking, they can then be free to pursue