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Mafia anarcho-capitalism in Russia (RD take note)

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on July 29, 1999 at 13:06:38:

In Reply to: Market Maoism in Eastern Europe posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on July 26, 1999 at 17:28:58:

...In a book published in 1997 entitled Stealing the Russian State Louise Shelley estimates that the mafia controlled about 40 per cent of what is left of the Russian economy.

Everywhere in Eastern countries there has been a pronounced militarization of daily life as the Boyars struggle to carve up the economic cake. As the Russian economist O.S. Pcheltsinev noted in 1995, there are now some 25,000 private security firms in Russia alone employing some 800,000 people, all adding to the supposed 'value added' of the private sector. He suggested that if 'if the ongoing struggle for the redistribution of property continues, this sector will employ as many people as was recently employed by the armed forces, KGB and police together.' Forward to Feudalism?

-Andor and Summers' MARKET FAILURE, p. 97

See, RD, the economic analysts already have a good name for anarcho-capitalist society, a name I only happened to chance upon. Hope this helps.

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