If pencil and paper are okay, why not fabrication plants and computers? If you're going to use any technology at all, you may as well go whole hog.
I've got no problem with tech- I have a problem with PROFIT.
No. The cookies are worth whatever price the buyer and seller agree to, regardless of the cost of the constituent parts.
Why? Religious reasons?
If you won't pay what the seller wants (a price which includes a profit), then make your own cookies.
Exactly my point- there should NEVER be any reason not to "make your own cookies".
But then, you probably should be growing your own wheat, milling the flour, raising the cows and chickens, and refining sugar from the cane; the price of each of those materials include a profit for the seller.
Which I've done in the past, until Pastor Revere was arrested for it, at which point I realized that there is, after all, a reason to be social.
Oh, and the fact that you went to the trouble of making the cookies means that they are worth more to you than the constituent parts that went into them. Otherwise you wouldn't have gone to the trouble; you'd have just eaten the raw ingredients. So... That pretty much shoots down your whole argument right there.
How so? You consider time to be valuable, and yet every single man on this planet is allocated 24 hours a day, no more, no less- and it's renewed EVERY day. If Time is Money- then Money is also Time, and there is NO reason not to be entirely egalitarian with both.