Should Capitalism be outgrown?

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Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

Post by DNS » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:51 pm

fwiw wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:18 pm
I don't think it is a coop in this case. It is a government-run grocery store, in socialist fashion. And it's working
Okay, cool, still good, in my opinion. Capitalism and free market does not preclude that either. A true free market allows competition. It's a small town, we'll see if the practice catches on in other cities. And if it performs better, I have no issue with that either.

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Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

Post by fwiw » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:57 pm

Mayor of the town speaking
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That's the spirit. Even Trump voters get it, provided they are personally faced with the problem
... in my opinion

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Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

Post by Ceisiwr » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:30 pm

I don’t know if this has been said or not already but, worker co-ops are still capitalist. What Wolff pushes for are worker owned businesses working working a capitalist framework. There is still production of commodities for exchange to be sold on a market, profit, wages and capital accumulation.

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Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

Post by mikenz66 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:47 pm

Here's an interview with the author of: "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism". ... -socialism
As Kristen Ghodsee notes, in the US the term Socialism is totally polarizing, as we've seen with the talking-past-each-other in this thread. As she points out, if various social services and government ownerships in, say, Scandanavian countries are brought up, then the response is "but those are still capitalist countries". But if it is then suggested that perhaps free health care and child care should be considered, then those suddenly become "socialist"... :tongue:


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