One might conclude that rosebushes are, by ‘nature’, noxious little shrubs. We know that rosebushes are able to great magnificence, given the right developmental circumstances. Yet absolutely, argues Bellamy, the same goes for human beings. Shaped by capitalism, individuals seem grasping, cramped, and fearful.
Political Ideas Of Michael Harrington
Central planning, critics say, doesn’t lead to an egalitarian, classless utopia, but to an authoritarian, undemocratic society dominated by a “coordinator class” of political elites, planners, and enterprise managers. Indeed, the essential logic of the system ensures that central planning is a “road to serfdom” (in Hayek’s famous phrase) quite than a path to democratic empowerment. As one critic explains, “Central planners gather information, calculate a plan, and issue ‘marching orders’ to manufacturing units. The relationship between the central company and the production units is authoritative rather than democratic, and exclusive quite than participatory” (Albert fifty two). Information flows up the … Read More