[Marxism] Fwd: Convert to the drachma–piece of cake. Right… | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jul 14 12:53:01 MDT 2015

On 7/14/15 2:46 PM, Andrew Pollack wrote:
> Of course we will (eliminate the stock market)! Why the fuck would you
> want a stock market under socialism?

What this reveals is the frustration of so many veterans on the left 
that the Greeks did not live up to their expectations. I thought this 
summed it up nicely:

It is revealing of the political landscape in Europe - indeed, the world 
- that everyone's dreams of socialism seemed to rest on the shoulders of 
the young Prime Minister of a small country.  There seemed to be a 
fervent, irrational, almost evangelical belief that a tiny country, 
drowning in debt, gasping for liquidity, would somehow (and that somehow 
is never specified) defeat global capitalism, armed only with sticks and 


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