• @chuckleslord
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    53 months ago

    …hand-made, Amish produced goods are sold to the wider world. And that’s a selling point for those goods. They very much so participate in wider capitalism.

    • @[email protected]
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      13 months ago

      They participate voluntarily because they benefit from it. You don’t have to work for anyone else, but the same is true for farmers - they don’t have to grow your food.

      • @AstridWipenaugh
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        43 months ago

        No they don’t. They have to own their land and pay taxes just like everyone else. They can’t farm dollar bills; they must participate in capitalism to obtain money to pay their taxes. They’re no different than a person of any other religion or social group choosing to live a homesteading lifestyle. Even communist communes must participate in capitalism for the exact same reasons. It doesn’t matter if you’re producing a good to sell or selling your time as a service. This is a capitalist country; you cannot completely opt out.