(urth) Gollancz list (was: Re: Book of the New Sun wonthecontest!)

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 09:11:23 PDT 2011

>> When I worked for my wife's family circus I saw the evils of socialism: from each according to his abilities (mostly mine), to each according to his needs (mostly not mine)  and when times are tough, nothing.
> You knew someone would not resist :)
> And all that believed were together, and had all things common. And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

One point, the things shared in common at this time, were shared voluntarily at the household level. As Peter says to Ananias (who lied about the *percentage* he gave from the proceeds of a sale): 
Acts 5:4 "Before you sold the land, wasn't it your own? And after it was sold weren't you free to do with it as you wanted?"
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