The socialism we want /2

Dennis R Redmond dredmond at SPAMoregon.uoregon.edu
Wed Jun 7 13:01:47 MDT 2000


On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Gunnar Kreku wrote:

> 1. The constitutional reason:  Certain institutional conditions are
> necessary for real working class power. The market economy must have
> been replaced by some kind of planning, the new social decision-making
> must have certain concrete forms. What these institutions should look

But doesn't Sweden itself have a fine record of successful non-market
institutions -- powerful labor movements, nationalization of industries,
public ownership of firms, hefty environmental laws, lots of aid and
assistance to poorer countries, etc. -- which might be transferable to the
European Union? Or has the market backlash of the 1980s and 1990s weakened
or completely erased these gains?

-- Dennis






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