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Doesn’t socialism always end up in dictatorship?

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M. Schwartz, J. (2016). Doesn’t socialism always end up in dictatorship?. In Sunkara, B. The ABCs of Socialism. Verso, pp. 52-61

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The capitalist argument that individual choice in the market equals freedom masks the reality that capitalism is an undemocratic system in which most people spend much of their life being “bossed.” Corporations are forms of hierarchical dictatorships, as those who work in them have no voice in how they produce, what they produce, and how the profit they create is utilized. [...]

—p.56 by Joseph M. Schwartz 5 years, 2 months ago

The capitalist argument that individual choice in the market equals freedom masks the reality that capitalism is an undemocratic system in which most people spend much of their life being “bossed.” Corporations are forms of hierarchical dictatorships, as those who work in them have no voice in how they produce, what they produce, and how the profit they create is utilized. [...]

—p.56 by Joseph M. Schwartz 5 years, 2 months ago
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[...] For students of history, the question should be not whether socialism necessarily leads to dictatorship, but whether a revived socialist movement can overcome the oligarchic and anti-democratic nature of capitalism.

—p.60 by Joseph M. Schwartz 5 years, 2 months ago

[...] For students of history, the question should be not whether socialism necessarily leads to dictatorship, but whether a revived socialist movement can overcome the oligarchic and anti-democratic nature of capitalism.

—p.60 by Joseph M. Schwartz 5 years, 2 months ago