The Only Viable Economy

[István Mészáros] 1. Once upon a time the capitalist mode of production represented a great advance over all of the preceding ones, however problematical and indeed destructive this historical advance in the end turned out—and had to turn out—to be.  By breaking the long prevailing but constraining direct link between human use and production, and replacing it with the commodity relation, capital opened up the dynamically unfolding possibilities … Continue reading The Only Viable Economy

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Structural Crisis Needs Structural Change

[István Mészáros] When stressing the need for a radical structural change it must be made clear right from the beginning that this is not a call for an unrealizable utopia. On the contrary, the primary defining characteristic of modern utopian theories was precisely the projection that their intended improvement in the conditions of the workers’ lives could be achieved well within the existing structural frameworkof the criticized … Continue reading Structural Crisis Needs Structural Change