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Regarding "Even though I think Marx got some things right I don't agree with the Marxist ideology that corporations have no redeeming feature" ...Marx was very clear about the fact that only Capitalism freed people from feudalism and a chance towards economic and political freedom. Marx clearly said that "communism", the common ownership of the means of production can can only be achieved when Capitalism is at it's peak, when the ownership of the means of productions is in very few hands and the realm of the economy cannot be distinguished from the realm of politics.

What Marx understood is that real democracy can only be achieved when the economy is also democratized. And that is the crucial point in Marxist thinking, nothing else. There is no political democracy possible when the economy is privatized. And the recent history alone has clearly shown how true that is.

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:45:38 UTC | #863218