Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#141  Postby The_Piper » Mar 13, 2018 5:29 pm

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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#142  Postby Sendraks » Mar 13, 2018 5:30 pm

I didn't imagine anyone wearing one of those.
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#143  Postby Thommo » Mar 13, 2018 5:38 pm

I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.
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#144  Postby Sendraks » Mar 13, 2018 6:28 pm

That's an entirely reasonable lack of expectation to have.
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#145  Postby Thommo » Mar 13, 2018 6:29 pm

That is not the right answer. Try again.
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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#146  Postby laklak » Mar 13, 2018 6:34 pm

I only wear my Freudian slip on weekends, for daily use I stick with a simple Jungian.
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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#147  Postby Sendraks » Mar 13, 2018 6:39 pm

I've got a deal which, for $5 a month, I get Occam's razors delivered to my door.
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#148  Postby Thommo » Mar 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Fine! I'll just do it myself then.

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#149  Postby Sendraks » Mar 13, 2018 7:01 pm

You would indeed be most surprised by them due to your unsuspecting nature.
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#150  Postby Fallible » Mar 13, 2018 7:54 pm

Their two main weapons are fear and surprise. Fear and surprise, and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.
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#151  Postby Sendraks » Mar 13, 2018 8:05 pm

Three main weapons!
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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#152  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 24, 2018 6:28 pm

6 months since the last post in this thread - anybody (apart from me, that is) think we're there yet?

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Post-scarcity is an economic theory in which most goods can be produced in great abundance with minimal human labor needed, so that they become available to all very cheaply or even freely.[1][2] Post-scarcity is not generally taken to mean that scarcity has been eliminated for all consumer goods and services; instead, it is often taken to mean that all people can easily have their basic survival needs met along with some significant proportion of their desires for goods and services,[3] with writers on the topic often emphasizing that certain commodities are likely to remain scarce in a post-scarcity society


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-scarcity_economy redirected from luxury communism.
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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#153  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 24, 2018 6:42 pm

Daily Fail 14 sep 2018 wrote:The left-wing politician leading Jeremy Corbyn’s drive to sack moderate MPs has called on Labour supporters to ‘rise up’ and start a ‘luxury Communism revolution’ in Britain.

Labour MP Chris Williamson said it was time to reward the ‘bloody hard work of ordinary working people’ by helping them grab more of the nation’s wealth.

He urged them to make Mr Corbyn prime minister to achieve what he called ‘luxury Communism’ where robots do all the work.
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#154  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 24, 2018 8:01 pm

Incidentally, I am personally in favour of a mixed economy - circa 90% communist and 10% capitalist; but I'm calling it luxury communism for now - sounds nice and tangy.
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#155  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 24, 2018 10:03 pm

I find entertainment of quality (IMO) to be scarce - does that count? Need more musicians...
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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#156  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 24, 2018 10:08 pm

I hope the thread title will be mod'ed post Brexit :roll:
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#157  Postby The_Piper » Sep 24, 2018 10:30 pm

Keep It Real wrote:I find entertainment of quality (IMO) to be scarce - does that count? Need more musicians...

I find the opposite, x a billion.
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#158  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 24, 2018 10:37 pm

I'm listening to a on=point Timberland track now....I guess you're geographically incapable of joining the labour party Pipe.
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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#159  Postby surreptitious57 » Sep 24, 2018 11:44 pm

Keep It Real wrote:
Incidentally I am personally in favour of a mixed economy circa 90% communist and I0% capitalist but I am calling it luxury communism for now - sounds nice and tangy

Did you nick the nice and tangy title from Ash Sarkar because by a very strange coincidence she calls it exactly the same
I love the employment of the adjective there. But you are going to have to do a bit better than just give it a sexy name
So can you please explain how a 90% communist I0% capitalist society would actually work in practice and are there any
real life models that you can point to as supporting evidence for this
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Re: Do we live in a de facto post scarcity economy in Europe?

#160  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 25, 2018 8:54 am

I woke up this morning, walked downstairs to the view that I'd left the front door open. Wide open. My wallet in the living room still has circa £40 in it and there's nothing else missing. Fuck you Canada. I'm too embarrassed to leave the house however because of last night's...events...not sure if/when I wont be. Appointment with CGL on friday. At least I didn't do it in the local :straws grasped:
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