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  •  Same here (4+ / 0-)

    I considered myself a Marxist in the 1980s, then became a Moderate in the 1990s, and since the days of Bush v. Gore have been continually gravitating back to the Left. Have even begone to think about Marx again recently.

    •  If it makes you feel any better (1+ / 0-)
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      I think it's entirely possible to accept Marx's critique of capitalism without buying into his suggested solution (communism).

      If you read Capital Vol. 1 without having read the Manifesto, you'd get the impression that what Marx wanted was self-employment and cottage industry.  Frankly, I think most libertarians would agree with the end, if not the means.

      To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

      by sneakers563 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 02:15:17 PM PST

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      •  Actually, all it really takes (2+ / 0-)

        to satisfy most of the criteria of a free society is a well-regulated market economy with a reliable social safety net and democratic control over the means of production, i.e., the corporations. Of course, we never figured out how to do that third part - the democratization of the economy - and have lost a lot of ground on the first one, the regulation of the economy, over the last 40 years.

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