[Marxism] Does socialism have a future

Sayan Bhattacharyya ok.president+marxmail at gmail.com
Mon Dec 25 01:32:22 MST 2006


On 12/25/06, john rosso <ijrosso at shaw.ca> wrote:

"Lastly, I believe a system which totally outlaws capitalism or  even
self-employment is counter not only to logic but to the   demands by
the vast majority of the people in the world.    Hence I believe the
ideological capitalists are right in this respect -- that total
abolition of capitalism is contrary to human nature"

The point is that for the vast majority of human existence on earth,
humans have lived in non-capitalist societies. Capitalism is a fairly
recent development in human history -- not more than 600 years old.

The vast majority of human existence on earth was lived in
hunter-gatherer societies, with no conception of private property. So,
it is likely that, if anything, our brains are probably more
evolutionarily well-adapted to non-capitalist living than to
capitalist living.




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