[OPE-L:2247] Re: Socialism in a single moon?

From: Steve Keen (s.keen@uws.edu.au)
Date: Wed Jan 19 2000 - 17:25:04 EST

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Yup to both points; I was simplifying. And I'm a complete novice on
At 07:40 PM 1/19/00 -0000, you wrote:
>Since Steve Keen has managed to mention two of my extra-curricular
>hobby-horses -- the work of Ursula Le Guin, and motor cycles -- in a single
>post, I can't forgo replying.
>On Le Guin, note that she describes Anarres (the anarchist world) and Urras
>(the non-anarchist one) as "twin *planets*" orbiting each other (it is only
>the tabloid papers on Urras that describe Anarres as a moon) -- BUT the
>point is that economically Anarres IS a satellite of Urras: its economy is
>ultimately dependent on exchanging minerals for manufactured goods.
>And Urras is not strictly a capitalist world; one of its states is
>explicitly state socialist, and is clearly there to show that Anarres'
>different organisation ultimately depends on its being out of range of
>capitalist guns.
>On motor cycles, a separate post follows.
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