PART 3: The Socialist Society

Chapter 11: What have we learned? (~10 Pages)

A summary of the insights we have gleaned from our critique of existing proposals, seen through the lens of the analysis of the Fundamental Principles, with a view to how we are going to build upon the necessary consequences of their work.

Chapter 12: Anthropology & the material basis of socialism (~20 pages)

A look at what we can learn about the nature of communism from the field of anthropology. A particular focus on the research concerning egalitarian communities, including immediate return hunter gatherers. The conditions necessary for non-exploitative social relations. We will discuss what anthropology has to tell us about the enforcement of labour productivity and intensity, and the role for authority and solidarity in a socialist society

Chapter 13: Reclaiming the concept of Freedom for Socialism (~20 pages)

Which freedoms are essential to the socialist economy? We will examine the freedoms of consumption, and in the sphere of production, the free selection of labour and hours of participation in labour. With a view to cybernetics, we will discuss the requirements of both freedom and responsibility for a viable economy. In rejecting the formulations of work quotas and wages, we consider how socialism must be more free than capitalism in every aspect, except in the ability to exploit and acquire unearned income.

PART 4: Implications/Extension of the GIC

Note: Page estimates are based upon 400 words per page