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Thread #78468   Message #1416227
Posted By: Piers
21-Feb-05 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need money?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need money?
Dear Wolfgang, I can entirely understand how the state capitalist countries of eastern europe have coloured you judgement against anything to do with socialism. But I implore you to understand that the only similarity between that and what is being talked about here is the name. The conception of socialism as a moneyless society precedes that of socialism as state ownership. I am talking about a society without property, where the means of living are actually controlled democratically by workers. Unlike others here I don't see it just happening (it would of happened by now and despite the optimism of some the world is in fact becoming more unequal) it has
been be brought about by the concious action of people, and when a majority want it to happen we can make socialism happen.

As for your assertions about human nature, it is a common objection to socialism but what facts are there behind this? Have a look at this article on human nature.