[Marxism] Is State Spending A Solution?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Oct 12 13:15:03 MDT 2016


On 10/12/16 2:32 PM, Paddy Hackett via Marxism wrote:
> The Irish state promotes backward capital and thereby artificially
> sustains a backward (petty) bourgeois class to the detriment of the
> working class and the class struggle. Consequently increased state
> spending cannot serve the class interests of the working class.
> Ironically much of the Irish Left promote spending by the capitalist
> state as the solution when it is the source of the problem.

This sounds like Kautsky but not at his best.



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