>>149899>With about 300 sq feet you could grow twice that. Subsidize that carrot harvest, increase the amount of land, and you're swimming in carrots
You're assuming land is free. When I talked about getting a minimum wage job that's called the opportunity cost in economics. Every hour you spend farming carrots in a commune is an hour you didn't spend working this other hypothetical job. If it turns out you would have earned more from the job then you are wasting resources by doing the commune thing. Opportunity cost applies to all capital including land. So if you want to be rigorous about it then you also have to factor in the price of the land your commune is using and see how many carrots that would get you at costco.
>To grow a carrot crop and harvest it and reap the benefit directly in the form of carrots is something fundamentally enlightening.
It is possible to value things other than money. That's fine.
>It's strange that shelter, a resource which humans have evolved around seeking for thousands of years, is so undervalued in your mind.
You didn't address the point that preferring to live in an apartment than a cardboard box doesn't make you a slave. It just makes you a person with a preference.
>Land speculation is an investment against labor, and against commerce.
Why are you switching topic. You specifically said landlords and usurers.
>land speculation is a popular way to secure capital over time without actually producing anything or doing any kind of productive labor or investment
Since you just learned about opportunity cost I guess we can cover speculators quickly. The service they provide is keeping resources available for the most productive potential user. Instead of selling land cheaply to a bunch hippies growing carrots a speculator will hold onto it until somebody with higher economic potential arrives and is willing to pay more for it. Since there is no guarantee that a better buyer will come along they are also taking on an amount of risk that others would pay to not hold themselves. For example a startup plans to scale up into a bigger factor next year. Letting the speculator hold onto the property and then buying it for a higher price Post too long. Click here to view the full text.