[Marxism] (no subject)

David P Á david at miradoiro.com
Fri Mar 9 21:46:22 MST 2012


On 10/03/2012 2:20, Shane Mage wrote:
> But sooner than that the differential life insurance premia asked from
> Fukushima victims will give a clear picture.
> Just as the economic impossibility of insuring nuclear power plants at
> commercial rates already proves the unviability of nuclear power.

The same way the economic impossibility of insuring everyone's health at 
commercial rates proves the unviability of universal healthcare?

Since when do Marxists follow the dictates of the law of value when 
assessing if something is viable or not? It certainly wasn't the case 
for the 8-hour day, paid holidays, maternity protections, and so on. 
Nuclear power should be assessed on the light of the world's need for 
carbon-free energy, not on whether capitalists can make it produce profits.

--David.




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