Originally posted by shavixmir
Do you know what communism is?
Do you know Hegel? Do you know dialectics?
Do you disagree that a worker-boss relationship creates friction?
What do you reckon the end situation of that friction is?
Please explain the difference between an anarchistic State and a laissez-faire capitalist State.
Then we'll discuss which ideology is progressive compared to the political / financial situation at present.
I don't know him personally 8-p , but I have studied his philosophy (thesis - antithesis, dialectics, etc)... I've also had to read Marx more than enough times and I believe I wasted too many classes in oudated philosophies of the past.
Perhaps you can argue that socialism has a future in influencing the mixed-economy nature and balance of modern States (though I believe that developing nations in particular must really be more capitalist to grow quicker and reduce poverty)...
In a capitalist system like the US, there is such a thing as at-will employment in which worker-boss relationships are voluntary. Go work for someone else if you want, or start doing something for yourself to make money. As for the end stage situation, I don't believe violence to be the answer, do you?
An anarchist state has no rule of law. A laissez-faire capitalist State has well-established rules of the game by which the government aims to minimize involvement or interfering in the economy. Let people find their double-coincidences of want, let them enter into enforceable contracts, let them follow their own self interests as long as they don't violate the rules of the game. To quote Adam Smith "every man, as long as he does not violate the rules of nature, is left perfectly free to pursue his own interests, his own way." As opposed to an anarchist State, however, a laisez-fair capitalist State seeks to codify the freedoms and laws of nature and to enforce and protect them.