In your view, would a society that does not prohibit people from organizing into socialist communes if they so desire be compatible with libertarianism?
Dr. Block responds:
Dear Rick:Yes. This already occurs.All of these organizations live by the “Marxist” notion of from each according to his abilty, to each according to his need. But, they do so on a voluntary basis, so they are all in accord with libertarianism:nunnery, convent, kibbutz, commune, collective, syndicalists, cooperatives, monastery, abbey, priory, friary, religious community; familyBest regards,WalterWalter E. Block, Ph.D.Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of EconomicsJoseph A. Butt, S.J. College of BusinessLoyola University New Orleans