Richard Barbrook on Fri, 20 Jun 1997 01:41:19 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> Declaration of the Obsolescence of Cyberhy


I was most amused by Alberto Gaitan's recent piece of biobabble. Don't these
people ever read any history? The money-commodity economy is an incredibly
recent invention. If we're going to talk about a 'natural' forms of economy,
humans lived in hunter-gather and subsistence agricultural societies for
many many thousands of years before capitalism emerged. Even after this
event, modernity has taken many different forms around the globe. The
history of humanity cannot be reduced to just that of the USA....


Dr. Richard Barbrook
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of the Idea of Freedom." - Georg Hegel

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