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Richard Wolff on Capitalism in Crisis


#1

Wolff on Co-Ops vs. capitalistic structures in Spain. Yes I know this can't be done in the U.S. due to our population and GDP output because the difference in numbers makes the difference somehow.


#2

This type of arrangement is neither illegal in the States nor exclusive to countries outside the states.

Anyone that wants can set a company up like this tomorrow...


#3

Idle blathering spiced up with false notions of personal responsibility and 'novel' economies;

[i]A: The state i want to create is one that has faced up to and become willing to organize the production of goods and services that we all depend on in a fundamentally different way... because for me, that is the root problem that we haven't faced, that we haven't debated, and that we don't change.

B: Well is the best living eample of that Norway or somewhere in Scandinavia or where is it?

A: Well you have efforst like this that have been in and around capitalism since the beginning...[/i]

Three words; bread and circuses.


#4

And it's happening more and more. Although you would never know it by the zero coverage it gets the corporate media.


#5

Yes where does a man who has spent 40 years studying class and economics get the balls to suggest there could be a better way to organize the economy?


#6

So the example he gives in Spain is not true?