Economics/Class Relations

What Would A Compassionate State Look Like?

This is one of those “don’t know whether to laugh or cry” headlines. As is often the case with the Marxists and others from the “far-left”, I agree with many of their criticisms of the system as it stands, while thinking their “solutions” are ridiculous.  These guys actually cite Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as their model. Vijay Prashad’s writings on many topics are actually quite good, and Michael Brooks is a smart guy even if I think his Jacobin state-socialism is retarded. But still…

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