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There was a round of discussion... by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Nov 07, 2015 at 03:56:52 AM EST
on econ blogs about productivity and hand wash vs machine wash. I did wonder at the time how the question of exploitation played in to the story. Thanks for that link.

Christianity and private property by lm (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Nov 08, 2015 at 08:24:17 AM EST
William of Ockham also argued against the reality of private property. His argument was quite a bit more nuanced.

Interesting factoid, a compendium of the arguments of the Franciscans - chiefly Ockham - and their interlocutors - chiefly Pope John XXII - was republished in the 17th century. The authors were not attributed and there was no indication outside of the arguments themselves that the arguments were from different sides of the debate.

There are some indications that this compendium was read by John Locke who seems to have drawn from both sides of the Franciscan debate over poverty and created a new synthesis. It is unknown if Locke realized that the arguments were opposed.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic