Peter Kropotkin, imagined collectivist utopias where members “would spontaneously perform all necessary labor because they would recognize the benefits of communal enterprise and mutual aid,” as the Wikipedia entry on Anarchist Communism puts it. Spelling this out in his 1902 book, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, Kropotkin, in a way, anticipated some of the social forces that dominate the “link economy” of the Internet today (people linking to one another in their posts, bringing traffic and reputation to the recipient). In giving something away, he argued, the trade-off is not money, but satisfaction. This satisfaction was rooted in community, mutual aid, and support. The self-reinforcing qualities of that aid would, in turn, prompt others to give equally to you. “Primitive societies” worked that way, he argued, so such gift economies were closer to the natural state of human affairs than market capitalism.