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Another radical liberal policy, Marxists left for dust.

Posted by: Lark on October 01, 1999 at 11:32:31:

In Reply to: A technology based Marxist revival? posted by Dehno on September 30, 1999 at 11:11:18:

: Suppose technology were to become so advanced that the basic economic problem pales into insignificance. That is, if a technologically intensive economy produced a plethora of resources such that they were no longer scarce but abundant. The exclusivity of property rights would diminish in worth and their alienability deprived of its value. Would this lead to a technologically based revival of Marxist outcomes?

No fuking way man, look what automation has done across the world created mass unemployment and forced the service industry to expand and expand to the extent that I think it can't anymore.

Waht is required is a Citizens wage paid by the authorities to every citizen, as close as possible to, if not equal to the average workers income and totally tax free, additional income would be taxed at a flat rate of about 50% until introduction costs can be diminished etc. Labour is now decommodified and if you can't get a job you'll be alright and if you dont want to work, which SHOULD BE YOUR RIGHT, you don't have to.

Right some capitalist is going to say why would people work? What about your much lauded self interest?

Why Marxism? I hope Marxism is dead for good.

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