Free Market Decentralised?

Yak Wax (
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 11:56:15 -0700 (PDT)

Sorry, I can’t quote the previous material in this thread because I
accidentally deleted the file and am having no luck finding anything
in the archives (it was scrambled, now there’s just no content.)

So here we go…

Here’s my original model for a decentralised market:

Each person contributes to a virtual ‘pool’ of resources across a
distributed network. Every resource that is added can be replicated
by any other member of the network for their own individual needs at
no cost to the other members. There is no direct trading between any
members of the network (even person to person.) You do not have to
contribute to be able to take, and there is no points or reward system.

Currently this would only work with information (because it can be
easily replicated), but it can be applied to all resources (nobody
said we have to keep this in the realm of the possible.)

I submit that this is more decentralised than the Free Market, and
therefore the Free Market is not completely decentralised.


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