[QUOTE=“Gregor Samsa, post: 309179, member: 5329”]Whichever you meant with “socialist societies following this similar ideal have, more or less.”
The Paris Commune, the Bolshevik system of “War Communism” during the Russian Civil War, the Soviet Union for the most part afterwards until Khrushchev’s reforms, socialist Yugoslavia, Maoist China, Cuba, the DPRK, early socialist Vietnam, socialist Albania, Burkina Faso under Sankara, the Zapatistas, revolutionary Spain/Catalonia, modern Rojava, etc., etc. have all established or at least attempted to establish some form of socialist mode of production.
[QUOTE=“Gregor Samsa, post: 309179, member: 5329”] I am just curious to know how close to communism societies have come, especially because there is a dispute between yourself and A341, as one of you thinks communism has existed and the other doesn’t.
I forgot about primitive communism actually, I’ll give you that.
[QUOTE=“Ben Bernanke, post: 309183, member: 3058”]So you’re just going to ignore how pretty much no country on the planet has a free market in agriculture?
“Major supermarkets, in meeting consumer expectations, will often reject entire crops of perfectly edible fruit and vegetables at the farm because they do not meet exacting marketing standards for their physical characteristics, such as size and appearance. For example, up to 30% of the UK’s vegetable crop is never harvested as a result of such practices. Globally, retailers generate 1.6 million tonnes of food waste annually in this way.”
Yeah, that’s [I]definitely [/I]because of those damn regulations rather than a lack of them. [I]
[QUOTE=“Ben Bernanke, post: 309183, member: 3058”][/QUOTE][/I][QUOTE=“Ben Bernanke, post: 309183, member: 3058”]Or how it’s precisely the free market which will be leading to technological innovation in agriculture, epitomised by things like GMOs and hydroponics?
Because technological innovation can only exist in free markets[I]…[/I]