In Reply to: solutions? posted by Biiftu Aba-Jebel on October 28, 2001 at 08:45:56:
That's a really good question, Biiftu. Slavery did not end because people like Dr. Hadley in A Respectable Trade were opposed to it. It ended because of a war started by the foolish slave masters in the South. I don't know how capitalism will end. Maybe it will just change from within. Maybe one of these days workers will have enough power to force a change in laws so that workers must have a majority of the seats on the board of directors. I guess if people don't just say passively that capitlism is fine and don't try to change anything then there is a chance that changes will happen gradually and capitalism would just fade away. Or maybe it will happen because of some huge disaster and as long as people know there are alternatives maybe they will choose a positive one instead of something bad like the kind of capitalism under Hitler. I guess I've convinced myself that Dr. Hadley really was important because if nothing else he taught people there was something wrong with slavery and maybe that helped people to change the laws eventually and end slavery in Britain. And maybe because of slavery ending in Britain the slave masters of the South freaked out and started the Civil War and that ended slavery in the United States, too.
: Though Marx presents all the problems a capitalist society would create he does not present the solutions. What if we as a society came to the conclution that Marx was right and we should switch our ecomomic system, how would one start????
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