[Marxism] work - ability - needs

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jun 12 11:33:35 MDT 2008

Pance Stojkovski wrote:
> I found this quote by Lenin:
> "We must raise the question of piece-work[8] and apply
> and test it in practice; we must raise the question of
> applying much of what is scientific and progressive in
> the Taylor system; we must make wages correspond to
> the total amount of goods turned out, or to the amount
> of work done by the railways, the water transport
> system, etc., etc."
> http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1918/mar/x03.htm

Right. And in the very same article, Lenin described such a practice as 
a *step backward* from the ideals of socialism.

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