[Marxism] work - ability - needs

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Thu Jun 12 16:57:35 MDT 2008

David Picón Álvarez wrote:
> Note that this is intended for the socialist phase, that is, the period
> before the economic and industrial base has so developed as to permit
> communism as a pure thing. I think we all would agree Cuba is in this
> earlier stage of development.

Marx never made this distinction between "socialism" and "communism."
That was a later development (for better or for worse), though the
Critique does offer _some_ grounds for making _some_ kind of distinction
between the earlier and the later eras of socialist development.


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