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Goth Angel Sinners Pt. V: Post-Scarcity Notes
By Una Ada and Chloe, June 25, 2019


Further Statements on “Society”

Post-Scarcity Anarchism

Is Post-Scarcity Technically Feasible?

Is Post-Scarcity Socially Possible?

Current Production Techniques/Consumption Habits are Killing the Planet and We Need To Do Things Better

Further Reading

Bauwens, Michel, “Abundance/Scarcity and Equality/Hierarchy: Four Basic Scenarios for the Future,” P2P Foundation, Aug. 12, 2012.

Bauwens, Michel, “The History and Evolution of the Commons,” P2P Foundation, Sep. 28, 2017.

Bauwens, Michel, “Permaculture and the myth of future food scarcity,” P2P Foundation, Sep. 3, 2013.

Bittman, Mark, “How to Feed the World,” The New York Times, Oct. 14, 2013.

Bookchin, Murray, Post-Scarcity Anarchism, (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1986).

Bookchin, Murray, “Radical Agriculture,” Radical Agriculture, ed. Richard Merrill (1972).

Bullshit Jobs (w/ David Graeber),” srsly wrong 153 (May 26, 2018).

Burnett, Graham, “Permaculture: Ethical Design for Living,” News from Nowhere, 2001.

Can Technology Save Us?srsly wrong 121 (Aug. 29, 2017).

Capitalism, Hierarchy, and Energy,” Neighbor Science 1, 16 (Jan. 29, 2018).

Carson, Kevin A., “Detroit, Disaster Capitalism and the Enclose of the Water Commons,” Center for a Stateless Society, Nov. 18, 2014.

Carson, Kevin A., “Energy and Transportation Issues: A Libertarian Analysis,” Center for a Stateless Society Paper 14 (Winter-Spring 2012).

Carson, Kevin A., “Factory Farming: Who are the Real Statists Here?Center for a Stateless Society, Mar. 28, 2014.

Carson, Kevin A., “The Great Domain of Cost-Plus: The Waste Production Economy,” Center for a Stateless Society Paper 11 (Q4 2010). Alt links: History and Topology parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Carson, Kevin A., “The Healthcare Crisis,” Center for a Stateless Society Paper 8 (Q1 2010).

Celine, Hagbard, “Anti-authoritarian property relations,” Post-Scarcity Anarchism 1 (Mar. 2015).

Chandler, Adam “Why Americans Lead the World in Food Waste,” The Atlantic, Jul. 15, 2016.

Coffin, Peter, “Overpopulation, Eugenics + Adjacent BS,” Important Docs 13 (Jul. 8, 2018).

Contemporary agriculture: climate, capital, and cyborg ecology,” Out of the Woods, Jul, 17, 2015.

ContraPoints, “The Apocalypse,” YouTube, Dec. 1, 2018.

Disaster communism part 1 - disaster communities,” Out of the Woods, May 8, 2014.

Disaster communism part 2 - communisation and concrete utopia,” Out of the Woods, May 14, 2014.

Disaster communism part 3 - logistics, repurposing, bricolage,” Out of the Woods, May 22, 2014.

Economic Inequality,” srsly wrong 123 (Feb. 14, 2018).

ECOTOPIA,” srsly wrong 171 (Nov. 25, 2018).

Energy Sculpting the Future (Energy Series Pt. 2),” Neighbor Science 1, 5 (Sep. 8, 2017).

Ep 20: Ep. 19: 208.mp3|Biotech in agriculture (X.7),” Neighbor Science 1, 19 (Feb. 19, 2018).

Escape from the Ecopocalypse,” srsly wrong 170 (Nov. 15, 2018).

FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018. Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition (Rome: FAO, 2018).

Foley, Jonathan, “A Five-Step Plan to Feed the World,” National Geographic Magazine.

Food Loss and Food Waste,” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Retrieved Dec. 13, 2018.

Gaines, Chet, “A specter is haunting the planet,” Post-Scarcity Anarchism 1 (Mar. 2015).

Gelderloos, Peter, “Commoning and Scarcity: a manifesto against capitalism,” Tides of Flame 20 (June 2012).

Gillis, William, “15 Post-Primitivist Theses,” Human Iterations, Jun. 13, 2006.

Heiwajima Shizuo (平和島 静雄), “The future of aquaponics,” Post-Scarcity Anarchism 1 (Mar. 2015).

Homelessness is a moral nightmare,” srsly wrong 160 (Jul. 18, 2018).

How Renewable Blew Us Away (Energy Series Pt. 1),” Neighbor Science 1, 4 (Sep. 1, 2017).

Industrial Ecology,” Neighbor Science 1, 13 (Jan. 8, 2018).

Murray Bookchin’s libertarian technics,” Out of the Woods, Mar. 11, 2014.

Political economy of hunger, the,” Out of the Woods, Nov. 17, 2014.

Richlin, Philip, “The Socioeconomic Guardians of Scarcity,” Tumblr, Apr. 6, 2015?.

Salisbury, Ryan, “Ambitions of the Post-Scarcity Left,” Post-Scarcity Anarchism 5 (Sep. 2017).

Salisbury, Ryan, “Better Off,” Post-Scarcity Anarchism 2 (Jul. 2015).

Salisbury, Ryan, “Decision-making in realtime,” Transferics, Aug. 25, 2013.

Salisbury, Ryan, “Review: Restoration Agriculture,” Post-Scarcity Anarchism 4 (Jan. 2017).

Shiva, Vandana, “Seed Freedom and the Future of Farming,” ROAR Magazine 7 (Autumn 2017).

Slaves, but not exactly the bad kind (Energy Series Pt. 3),” Neighbor Science 1, 6 (Oct. 8, 2017).

Smithers, Rebecca, “Almost half of the world’s food thrown away, report finds,” The Guardian, Jan. 10, 2013.

Sundaram, Jomo K. and Hilal Elver, “The world produces enough food to feed everyone. So why do people go hungry?World Economic Forum, Jul. 11, 2016.

Troncoso, Stacco, “Fully Automated Green Communism,” P2P Foundation, Jan. 2, 2018.

Universal Basic Outcome,” srsly wrong 114 (Jun. 6, 2017).

Utratel, Ann Marie, “Reimagine, don’t seize, the means of production,” P2P Foundation, Jan. 16, 2018.


  1. “Government” and “market” aren’t necessarily different forms of distribution; markets don’t have a tendency to form within societies absent the state, however trade between people as groups does. ↩︎

  2. This is guaranteed to happen because of bureaucracy (see: Scott, Seeing Like A State). ↩︎

  3. We had trouble tracking down exact numbers and sources on this claim, but are nonetheless confident in this statement. ↩︎

  4. This sections was never written. Fuck you. ↩︎

  5. Kevin Carson, “Free Culture Benefits Everyone But the Middleman,” Center for a Stateless Society, Aug. 18, 2016. ↩︎

  6. Kevin Carson, “Open-Source Healthcare,” Center for a Stateless Society, Jan. 24, 2013. ↩︎ ↩︎2

  7. Kevin Carson, “Capitalism’s Running Out Of Water — And Everything Else,” Center for a Stateless Society, Mar. 4, 2014. ↩︎

  8. Kevin Carson, “Defending the Commons from both Corporation and State,” Center for a Stateless Society, Feb. 12, 2015. ↩︎

  9. Hypothetical carbon sucking machine gosplan w/yungneocon,” Neighbor Science 4, 17 (Jun. 15, 2019). ↩︎