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Communism

A social and political system structured around a classless society, common ownership of the factors of production, free access to consumption goods, and the end of wage labor and property rights. 

 

C. Bradley Thompson - "Why Marxism?"

Peter Boettke - What Have We Learned from the Collapse of Communism

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For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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