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  •  And yet, no commune has ever managed ... (0+ / 0-)

    to pull off this sort of lifestyle ... or at least none that I'm aware of ... over any length of time.  And if a tiny community cannot do it, how can a large one ever hope to?  If society had a way to expel non-contributors, then such a plan might work; but there are those who would see to it that that option would not be available.

    Still, it's all academic because we'll never see our savings accounts filled to overflowing by government policy.  The discussion was interesting, though; thanks.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:10:52 AM PDT

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    •  Excuse me? (0+ / 0-)

      Twin Oaks has been in operation for forty years.  The Oneida community survived until the original members died.  Shaker communities once dotted the near Midwest, continuing for over a century.  And that's not mentioning Catholic and Buddhist monastic communities at all.

      Methinks you have an entrenched viewpoint and are refusing to acknowledge contradictory information.

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