I'm living in South Dakota now, and near the town I live in I'm not kidding is a town right outside of an ethanol plant, there are like 200-400 houses there for only like $10,000 per house. That's like nothing. We could each buy our lil piece of land, tear down all but a few of the houses, set up the land for farming, and figure out how we want to run the place ,obviously "work" as defined by the current system would change, as all work would be done within the community. We could then sell our goods and services outside of the community, by internet, or by selecting a few people to go out and sell our stuff. Most things are legal to do when running your own town, as long as you can outvote the other guy, and you're not killing anyone, making a mess, or making a nuisance of yourself. There is a community here of German people called Hutterites and they work and live mostly within their own community, sell surplus food, and the men build houses outside the community to bring in extra money, so obviously a society like that is doable,it's just a matter of cutting the bullshit, getting everybody there, and then talking about the particulars. I think the main problem is that nobody really wants to make changes that big in their own lives, and work together for the good of such a community. Seriously, it could work if all you guys would quit BSing and get the balls to actually do it, instead of this "in theory" or "why should I try" or "it has to be exaclty how I would envision it or I don't wanna do it". We all gotta settle down somewhere, and ideally, I think it'd be better in a community of like minded people rather than some stinkin city or in a suburb with neighbors I don't know, or can't stand.