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Lexus LFA-an example of Anarchist luxury?

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Lexus LFA-an example of Anarchist luxury?

Postby Khanka » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:47 am

Lexus LFA is a world class supercar by Toyota: the company that has been lately known for cranking out reliable, but boring modes of personal transportation. The idea of a supercar was a personal desire of the Toyota's CEO, Akio Toyoda, who invested his own time and resources into developing the car. The Lexus LFA was engineered and originally assembled during off hours, fueled only by Akio's and other Toyota employees enthusiasm and passion. Now, they company charger just under half a million dollars only to break even. This story made me recall an excerpt from The Conquest of Bread by P. Kropotkin, posted on this forum. If I understood it correctly, in an anarchist society, if a person, in this example a car enthusiast desires to have a sports car, he would team up with like minded people and basically work on building the car himself on his free time. So, basically exactly what happened during the LFA development, except in an anarchist society the car would be available to anyone who desires and appreciates it. Am I seeing the analogy right?


However, the things that I still do not understand about this specific example are:
-Supply and demand. What if the demand for the car exceeds what can be produced? Or is it a self regulating process, requiring that anyone who wants the car must take part in assembling/developing it?
-Engineering and testing, shortage of man power. Designing a supercar is a task that requires a number of specific skill sets and extensive engineering knowledge. In this case, Akio had Toyota engineers team up with him, who had experience designing and building F1 engines and race cars. What if the person who desires a supercar does not have resources like that? Is that resolved through a highly communal structure of anarchist society?
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Re: Lexus LFA-an example of Anarchist luxury?

Postby Anonymous420 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Anarchism for the rich, exploitation for everyone else? I'm pretty sure that violates one of the core tenants of anarchism, that in order for it to be anarchism no one can be exploited by it. Therefore it cannot possibly be anarchism.
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Re: Lexus LFA-an example of Anarchist luxury?

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Re: Lexus LFA-an example of Anarchist luxury?

Postby LayRong » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:24 am

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