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[Xmca-l] Re: 62:3.5 billion



Yeah... "unimaginable" but quite predictable, to our shame. What is more sad is that "imagining" how to reverse this situation seems so difficult, if not impossible, to most of us today. It reminds me Latour saying, "today it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism". He made this comment to point out that what classically had been thought of as "Nature", now appears less stable and secure than the "artificial", that is, than our economical/societal organization. It turns out that the latter is just as real and natural as the former... The good news, I guess, is that another way to do things should be just as imaginable as it is desirable to many of us.

Alfredo.
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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: 62:3.5 billion

Kautsky certainly would have found this situation
"unimaginable":

    We consider the breakdown of the present social system
    to be unavoidable, because we know that the economic
    evolution inevitably brings on conditions that will
    /compel/ the exploited classes to rise against this
    system of private ownership. We know that this system
    multiplies the number and the strength of the exploited,
    and diminishes the number and strength of the
    exploiting, classes, and that it will finally lead to
    such unbearable conditions for the mass of the
    population that they will have no choice but to go down
    into degradation or to overthrow the system of private
    property. (Kautsky, 1892)

Andy
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On 18/01/2016 3:44 PM, mike cole wrote:
> Oxfam report: The world's 62 richest billionaires have as much wealth as
> the bottom
> half of the world's population.
>
> Literally unimaginable.
>
> mike
>