Re: [OPE-L] David Schweickart presenting 'Economic Democracy' theory in Venezuela

From: michael a. lebowitz (mlebowit@SFU.CA)
Date: Thu Oct 26 2006 - 09:26:50 EDT

I clearly should have written, 'Don't get TOO excited, folks!'
At 04:06 26/10/2006, Ian wrote:
>Why should we panic? We should not presume what will be forms of
>transition to socialism or what will be the final mix of economic
>relations in a society in which the direct producers engage own their
>means of production and engage in free cooperation. If we don't
>presume any of that, we can only welcome discussion of a well worked
>out idea like 'economic democracy' and any other contenders for
>emancipating economic relations,


>>         Don't panic, folks! There is no special significance re a
>>market socialist path in Venezuela....

Michael A. Lebowitz
Professor Emeritus
Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6

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