Sweden and market socialism

Scott Marshall ksm at wwa.com
Wed Nov 8 14:08:20 MST 1995


> So let me ask the list: how much
> lowering of the First World's workforce's living
> standards do you think is necessary for socialist
> justice?  Or are there <realistic> ways of building 
> socialism which do not require generalized material
> sacrifice by First world workers?

Absolutely none. This whole argument, including notions of masses of 
workers in the industrialized countries 'living off the labor' of third 
world workers is bunk that lets the capitalists completely off the hook. 

No wonder folks are so anxious to disprove the labor theory of value. 

How convienent, now we can blame exploitation on the 'high living 
standards' of some workers at the expense of others.

Scott


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