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  •  Resources would be: Land, labor, capital (defined (1+ / 0-)
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    as goods used to produce other goods) and entrepreneurship.
       Potential communalists have labor and entrepreneurship but will probably be a little short on land (meaning natural resources) and capital.
       A communal enterprise is not impossible. You would need access to financing. A group of people could probably incorporate, whip up a business plan and marketing plan, and hit the banks up for loans.
      Ultimately, the goal would be to establish a going concern, with the employees as shareholder/owners.
       A good example of a commune is the religious based Koinonia Farm in Georgia.
       In fact, communal enterprises are doable. But you need a large enough group of people with a common vision.
       

    •  Very hard to do (0+ / 0-)

      as anyone who has tried to start a business would know. It's a goal worth pursuing, but still very difficult in a capitalist society which basically gives enormous staying power to the wealthy, making new start ups without sufficient funding a perilous endeavor.

      Have you ever tried to get business financing?

      It's almost impossible for most. People usually put up their home equity (if they're lucky to have a home, much less a home with enough equity), thus risking everything their families have built up. And most new enterprises fail.

      That's capitalism.

      "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

      by ZhenRen on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 11:11:42 AM PDT

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