Denis Davydov (University of Vaasa) Discussant: Andrei Vernikov (HSE and Institute of Economics, RAS)
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis appeared reassuring that the SYRIZA-led government does not intent to recall privatizations that are close to be complete, while he characterized the Chinese colossal shipping and logistics company Cosco...
At the end of the Left Unity founding conference last November, Richard Brenner of the Class Struggle platform (aka Workers Power) jumped up with a ‘point of order’ which turned out to be - to no one’s great surprise - not a point of order. We were, said Brenner, about to vote on a statement of draft aims which said there could be private enterprises in the economy we wanted . Therefore we were declaring our allegiance to a ‘mixed economy’ – and therefore we were declaring our support for capitalism! A more perfect example, of chop logic could not be imagined. Worse the post-conference issue of Workers Power promised that this ‘fundamentally reformist formulation’ had to be defeated ‘however long it takes’. (1)
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