Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wobbly Times number 41

Professor Richard Wolff, who works at the University of Massachusetts, tells it like it is. I should explain that my conception of socialism is a little more defined. Socialism is the common ownership of the means of production under the direct control of the producers in a classless (and therefore Stateless) society. Wolff implies as much at the end of his lecture. What he doesn't mention about socialism from the Marxian informed position is the total abolition of wage-labour; production for use and need and the abolition of commodity production, all of which, I think, are absolutely necessary to sustain socialism.

Take forty minutes from your daily life and watch this very erudite lecture. After you've finished, you'll know a hell of a lot more than almost anyone else about what's basically going on now.

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