Photo by Paul Mattsson via socialistparty. David Matthews is a lecturer in sociology and social policy at Coleg Llandrillo in Wales and the leader of its degree program in health and social care. Although there exists no unified Marxist theory of the state, all Marxists would likely agree that whatever its other features, the fundamental objective of the capitalist state is the preservation of the social relations of exploitation.
There is no democracy — which is the natural essence of socialism.
First you have to establish real socialism, set the table, create the needed surplus, and then the state can dissolve — which may takes generations.
Communism is the absence of the state and of all classes.
Sorry, but the two things are in direct conflict. When the capitalist is free and at liberty, he or she will exploit the workforce, extract more natural resources than we have left to give, and screw over consumers and supply chains with impunity.
The capitalist system is structured in such a way and has the built-in incentives to dramatically exploit workers, consumers and supply chains, and rape the planet without cessation. Make a killing, not a living.
With greater power and wealth, more wealth and power is possible, etc. There is nothing about this anti-democratic system par excellence to even remotely appeal to the vast majority of human beings on this planet. Yes, predators do very well with this system. It actually opens up the field for predators to include those not already in the ruling class.
Was democratic socialism good for democratic consolidations in the post-colonial third world? The left and right might form an alliance on constitutional political economy because unfettered power loses its shine when it must be shared with your opponents for more than a brief time.
If it does, it will never, ever, not in a million years, put right-wingers back into office. It will also, if well-informed and freethinking, dismantle capitalism and get rid of it once and for all. That is, if we actually want to improve the quality of life for all, create a sustainable future for everyone, and so on.
Neoliberalism would be seen as a major blunder of epic proportions and the right discredited beyond all chances of redemption. Centrism would be discredited. Even New Dealism would be seen as far too much the compromise which it was.
Basically, a well-informed, freethinking people will see that capitalism and a sustainable future are incompatible, to put it mildly. Pain, for many Americans and Europeans is elsewhere.
Out of sight, out of mind. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that bywe will need two entire earths to meet demand. Capitalism must grow or die. It needs new markets, endlessly, and an endless supply of finite resources to sustain growth.
It backs the predators, and we outnumber them by roughly Blunderbuss accusations of dishonesty, illiteracy and idiocy against people who disagree with you do not improve public conversation.
Unlikely imo — but it certainly could be. Hence, any further comments I see from you on my posts will be alternatively or severally be deleted, disemvoweled, Swedish-Chef-dialectized, Eye-of-Argonized, magimixed, Eated-of-Meaning, hung, drawn, quartered, tarred and displayed on spikes above the four main gates of the city, depending on my ratio of impatience to whimsicality at the time that such further comments come to my attention.
He was one of those proto-systems theorists from the early part of the last century, and he might have benefitted from exposure to lots of them. I think the tragedy is sad indeed, perhaps a loss to 20th century intellectual development.
Meanwhile, researches on this kind of problem — under various names, such as autopoiesis, cybernetics, homeostasis, spontaneous order, self-organization, synergetics, systems theory, and so on — have become so numerous that I have been able study closely no more than a few of them.Two references worth reading in light of the last post.
there is much clear evidence that Hayek himself had always intended his argument to apply with equal stringency against command planning and the welfare state alike (see, e.g., Hayek ,  , , and  ).
Indeed, as we. View the recording (click here). September: Rethinking Welfare: Promoting Opportunity and Independence NAWRS, IRP, Center for Poverty Research, and the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers co-hosted a livestream event on poverty and opportunity.. NAWRS co-sponsored this year’s Poverty Research and Policy Forum, which focused on state implementation of federal policies for promoting .
Social stratification: the role of welfare states in maintaining or breaking down social stratification; and the.
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Private-public mix: the relative roles of the state, the family, the voluntary sector and the market in welfare provision. This assignment will look at what welfare state is and the problems which society faced in the past century about the poor people.
Also, the first administrative unit of Britain alongside with how poor law passed and the beverage report. This assignment is based on roles and purpose of welfare state.
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