- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, Uk ) on May 24, 1999 at 18:47:37:

In Reply to: Property and the market posted by borg on May 24, 1999 at 15:31:19:

: To abolish capitalism, I think you'll have to abolish
: the *concept* of property in the minds of the people of
: a given area. In the uS this would be much more difficult
: than in most of the other western democrazies where the
: concept is less liked and adhered to.

I'll cut a long story short-
1:To abolish private property requires co-operativism, not the radical individualism of the Protestant migrante.
2:Socialism requires abundance, so that non can say they are unduly rewarded- this is what Marx recognised in Capitalism,a nd why he berated Bakunin for thinking communism can be established anywhere where people are repressed- capitalism produces abundance, and that is its crisis, since it is based upon scarcity.

Therein is teh difference, the Pilgrims were working in a position fo extreme scaricity, and an underdevloped means of production- that is why capitalism is *necesary* to make socialism possible.

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