Re: [OPE] Soviet-type socialism vs. capitalist market economy

From: Dave Zachariah (
Date: Sun Jun 15 2008 - 06:10:54 EDT

Thanks for the information Jurriaan. I think you make a very good point:
> Most of the statistical evidence I have seen over the years suggests 
> that qua attitude to state policy and politics generally, the North 
> American, European and Australasian working class is traditionally 
> overwhelmingly concerned with job opportunities and social security 
> issues (health care, education, welfare and retirement), and that the 
> working class evaluates social progress on this basis. Much the same 
> probably applies elsewhere.

And it is also precisely on these issues that the racist Right can win 
ground when mainstream political forces fail to deliver. Conversely, it 
is through these issues that the Left can grow into a mass movement.

//Dave Z
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