Re: left anarchy, right anarchy

Guru George (
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 22:50:53 +0100

On Fri, 3 Oct 1997 09:04:30 -0400
Remi Sussan <> wrote:

>Now, I would like to precise my conception of "Left anarchy". It's not
>about theft of pigs or anything else, it's a system which can only work if
>it profits for everybody, otherwise it's not anarchy. It's an economical
>system where the transaction does not occur between two individuals A and
>B, but between A and the whole system. A does not "sell" something to B,
>but simply put it in the environment (like when you
>release a software in "public domain"), where B can find it.

How does this constitute an *economic* system? Where's the economic
calculation? Everything costs energy to make/buy. How do we know
whether A's having made x to "put into the environment" was a net loss
or a net gain to society (whether, to use the Marxist jargon, it was
"socially necessary")?

Also, "the whole system" is not an agent: it has not brains, it doesn't
make choices.

Also, free software transactions occur in the context of a fully
functioning economic system: I don't see how they could occur without

(BTW, I'm not hostile to your ideas, I'm genuinely interested, just very

Guru George