Anarchism / Marxism debates

Max Sawicky sawicky at
Tue Aug 17 15:15:05 PDT 1999

>> The question would seem to be, what conditions on its operations, by
virtue of the HA democratic process, become binding on the firm, and in light of those constraints, can we conclude that the workers have control or something less than that.

Production units promise to reach certain output levels. . . .

Suppose the unit is not happy with its assignment? Would rather produce more, less, or something different?

Suppose it would like to control, let's say via internal democratic process, who gets paid what in the firm?

Suppose it thinks it needs more capital than is assigned to it?

Suppose nobody wants to work for the Ministry of Shit-Shoveling?

Are the workers really "in control"?

out of control, mbs

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