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I went on, "In a communistic society, there are no wages because people keep the full value of their labor in the first place. For instance, if you work for 8 hours and you produced $500 in labor value, you get paid $500 because there is no boss whom part of the value must be funneled to. In a communistic society, what you get paid depends on how hard you work. The incentive is the same as the basic incentive of capitalism: if you want to live better, work harder. The fact that you mentioned wages shows you aren't talking about communism, you're talking state socialism."



Have you ever worked on an assembly line? Some jobs on the line may be harder than others which may be difficult to judge, but otherwis you work as hard as the line makes you depending on the speed of the line. Some people may want the line to move faster and others want it to move slower. How can you work HARDER?

How do you compute the value of each person's contribution to the finished product coming off the line? What about the value of the machines used on the line? Your socialism is going to require people making price decisions and what system is going to be used to select those people? Socialism requires too much MAGIC.

umbra
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