[Marxism] Cuba to abandon wage caps

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 13 14:56:28 MDT 2008


But fundamental to socialism is that the tasks of management be shared by 
all.  I think Lenin said something like "Every cook can govern."  I don't 
think he was kidding.

So if expertise is to be rewarded, than the reward should be distributed 
socially not individually, as should the expertise.  And all must have the 
opportunity, and obligation, to "manage."  That's not going to happen under 
a bonus plan.

What will happen is that a professional caste of managers will be created, 
who will achieve their bonuses not through their own labors, but through the 
labors of others-- and that becomes a point of differentiation along class 
lines.

A professional caste of managers will then populate itself by selecting 
others who subscribe to further differentiation from workers; the 
professional managers will inevitably, as managers, exercise political power 
based on their status, rather than the soundness of their proposals for 
advancing the "unhelpful" egalitarian basis for society.



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