- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Stoller on November 08, 1999 at 09:20:29:
In Reply to: A note on the concept of 'state capitalism' and an explanation why the U.S.S.R.'s bureaucracy capitulated to capitalism posted by Barry Stoller on November 07, 1999 at 22:18:02:
: And it is transparently obvious why the government then chose capitalism: it would secure for itself its PREVIOUS privileges on a surer footing (inviolable property rights instead of ephemeral bureaucratic rights).
A confirmation of this thesis can be found in this week's New York Times Magazine. Lech Walesa recently observed:
They [the former Communists] were better prepared for the new society... I see the Commies, I see the clever guys doing well.'
(New York Times Magazine, 7 November 1999, p. 81.)