Thursday, February 22, 2007

acid tests

Julian Sanchez:

Almost 30 years ago, Robert Nozick wrote that Israel's kibbutzes provided "the acid test for voluntary socialism," and concluded that the results to date had not provided a ringing endorsement. Well, hate to say I told you so, but according to The Guardian, the oldest and best-known kibbutz in Israel has just decided to go private . . .
And this communal experiment failed much earlier.

1 comment:

Karla said...

I've always been interested in the Orderville experiment, given that my ancestors were in it. It seems like the current faith is in "free" markets, however. Also, I like your blog photo. The inner neurotic.