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Since Steve Keen has managed to mention two of my extra-curricular
hobby-horses -- the work of Ursula Le Guin, and motor cycles -- in a single
post, I can't forgo replying.
On Le Guin, note that she describes Anarres (the anarchist world) and Urras
(the non-anarchist one) as "twin *planets*" orbiting each other (it is only
the tabloid papers on Urras that describe Anarres as a moon) -- BUT the
point is that economically Anarres IS a satellite of Urras: its economy is
ultimately dependent on exchanging minerals for manufactured goods.
And Urras is not strictly a capitalist world; one of its states is
explicitly state socialist, and is clearly there to show that Anarres'
different organisation ultimately depends on its being out of range of
On motor cycles, a separate post follows.
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