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The 'partial' capitalist conundrum

Posted by: borg on November 11, 1999 at 15:57:55:

In Reply to: Nikhil's 'Partial' Socialism, and why it wouldn't work posted by Barry Stoller on November 07, 1999 at 22:31:09:

An economy cannot be a little bit capitalist any more than a woman can be a little bit pregnant. --borg

The battle lines have been drawn. That's why I like you, Barry.

: In summation, I trust it is now obvious that the idea of a 'partial' socialism---a 'partial capitalism' is another way of putting it---is NOT socialism. Indeed, Nikhil seems to want to expropriate the land owners and the industrial monopolists only to install in their place scientists and artists (and other 'direct' producers). And that, I am afraid, is merely a petite-bourgeois form of 'socialism.'

...or a small "p" form of capitalism of the proletariat.

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