anticipation of demand

Steve.Keen at unsw.EDU.AU Steve.Keen at unsw.EDU.AU
Sun Nov 6 16:17:19 MST 1994

In reply to my comment that I "would like to see how the "next socialism"
would avoid the problems the 'last socialism' generated", Andrew Hagen

|The problem is one of democratic organization and thus it is ridiculous to
|attempt to map out ahead of time exactly how such a society will work...
|To produce a model showing how a democratic economy would work would not
|only point to the undemocratic nature of the model, but also fall victim
|to the trap of bourgeois ideology which holds that everything can be
|reduced, atomized, and understood on a wholly abstract level. The devil
|_is_ in the details, and it's not the problem right now anyway.

So if the problem "is one of democratic organization", shouldn't you
be developing agreed concepts of the above _before_ you go about starting
a revolution? Or is "democratic organization" supposed to emerge
spontaneously in the process of revolution? Just as it has in previous

Steve Keen


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