Worker Collectives. Mixed Markets. Liberal Freedoms. Local Control.
January 31, 2019 8:20 AM Subscribe
“..What is instead needed is an honest presentation of the risks, costs, and dilemmas the socialist project will face, alongside credible examples and promising indications of how the problems might be creatively addressed. The primary quandary of socialism lies in how to concretely manifest social property in the means of production. Can workers run their workplaces? If social property is organized through the state, where does worker control fit in? If social property is divided among worker collectives, how do the particular interests of each collective mesh with the social interest? And can these fragmented collectives counteract the centralized power? That is, can the concentrated power that comes with comprehensive planning be democratized?” As the old order begins to wobble, a serious attempt to address the problems and critics of a future socialist society must be taken up : Socialism For Realists. (Catalyst)
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