Free Love, Free Market [Planet Money]

“(Pierrepont Noyes) had a motto – nobody rich, nobody poor.”

“They think ownership and selfishness make people unhappy.”

I listen to podcasts to stir things up. To challenge my beliefs and add new-idea-pebbles into my fishbowl.  I live in a capitalist-based nation where the very infrastructure celebrates and lionizes the belief that “trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.”  The only other apparent options—socialism and communism—are vilified.

When I think of the Oneida brand, I think of forks, knives and spoons. I think of an idyllic town in New York State, with green, rolling hills. I don’t think of communes, free-love, wife swapping, or…”communal capitalism” or “industrial socialism.” Continue reading “Free Love, Free Market [Planet Money]”