Anarchism / Marxism debates

Tom Lehman uswa12 at
Tue Aug 17 11:54:32 PDT 1999

Amen! Brother Henwood.

Doug Henwood wrote:

> Brett Knowlton wrote:
> >Currently I'd support a democratic plan a la Albert and Hahnel.
> I'm a bit mystified by all these utopian blueprints. It's not like
> there's going to be a revolution in the U.S. or any other OECD
> country where everything will be changed overnight. (Anyone who
> thinks there is, please provide an imaginable scenario.) Seems to me
> you push where you can - more unionization, more worker control of
> the workplace, more socialization of consumption and investment (free
> day care, education, health care, etc.), more democratic forms of
> land use planning, regulatory and other constraints on corporate
> power, what Diane Elson calls "socialization of the market" (opening
> up corporate pricing and other strategies, attacks on intellectual
> property rights, popularly controlled financial institutions),
> attacks on the discipline of money (minimum incomes, etc.).... The
> point would be not only to improve people's lives, but to give them
> more confidence and capacity to improve them in the future. After a
> few generations of that, who knows where we'd end up?
> Doug
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