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Market socialism

Posted by: Stoller on September 28, 1999 at 12:29:26:

In Reply to: with Godot waiting am I still posted by bill on September 27, 1999 at 01:28:12:

: Now then - is this 'market socialist' "possibilism" a help or a hinderance?

Capitalism with a human face... in yet another one of its infinite guises.

One of the problems with 'market socialism' is that human labor remains commodified, subject to market demands---which leaves open the question of whether or not people are really doing what they would really like to be doing when they go off to work each Monday morning.

The stock scheme sounds kinda like Fourier's 'everyone can be a capitalist' panacea. I rather distrust this sort of thing... but one could credibly argue that any improvement is an improvement. Got to look at it 'dialectically'---eh?

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