- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Stoller on December 16, 1999 at 10:39:49:

In Reply to: Assumptions and Presumptions posted by MDG on December 16, 1999 at 00:44:21:

: How much physical labor and non-specialized labor must an individual due in order to study the (one allowed...hmmm) specialty field of their choice?

What do you mean 'hmmm'?

I thought you questioned the ability of an individual to excel at EVEN ONE specialized field if they had to do other tasks?

Remember, you said : 'Barry, how would your socialist economy accomodate people like David, who need to practice their skill intensively in order to master it?'

NOW you are suspicious that a person can have ONLY one specialized field?

You're playing BOTH sides of the argument.

To answer your question: it really depends on the level of productivity of a society at any given time---and the needs of society as determined democratically by that society.

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