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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Answering Marx

I have been speaking with a lot of communists, I really understand what they are calling for, however I really disagree with a few points of what I've heard till now.. maybe I haven't heard enough or from the right people, however, I will take you through what I understood, what I am for and what I am against and my reasons for the same..

Surplus value, a term I've been recently introduced to, excuse my ignorance, but from all what I read that each person would be taking his needs only.. over that should be accumulated to open more factories, businesses.. etc. although I did not get who will be doing these choices I thought of two options:
- Government
- Representatives of the public

Government (a.k.a. Governmental Capitalism)
In this option it increases the power of governmental officials to extents that was monitored in Leftists countries that attempted to do that, also clearly illustrated in "Animal Farm" by George Orwell of the natural consequence of that route

Representatives of the public
Exactly the same as capitalists, they will be doing the same job and will be explaining for themselves that they are the key factor in this growth and naturally they deserve more than the others

Alternatively, we currently have a system that we can easily build on.. Main characteristics:
- Re-evaluating the contribution of each parameter of production to arrive at a fair distribution of wealth
- Always reward technical mastery
- Value innovation
- Respect workers needs
- Investors to support relevant research
- Increasing taxation system
- Anti-corruption laws and independent supervision on all parties involved
- Education for those who seek it kind of community

And a lot more, but this is the main thing, I will not promise I will write again about that, but I will try..