Re: Why the post-scarcity progressive automated utopia will fail
Much of the reason for this decay is the fiscal-monetary-industrial policy apparatus of the state subsidizing and regulating an economic order based on advantages to large vertically integrated joint-stock companies with expansive logistics.
There's no reason why a more distributive producerism can't exist now that unit and factor costs have lowered drastically with IT and CNC.
(The fact that most of the so-called "free trade agreements" are little more than Prussian-style customs unions doesn't help.)
It probably would actually be worse with information technology because information technology has high network externalities and thus is prone to becoming natural monopolies. CNC still has high fixed costs but is more easily competitive