Socialism For Dummies.


YouTube has the video Socialism For Dummies.

Professor Richard D. Wolff explains in 50 minutes what socialism is NOT.
Where does the American fear of Socialism, Communism and Marxism come from?

As a firm backer of Bernie Sanders, even I got quite an education from watching this video. It gave me a much more nuanced view of Socialism. I had not recognized, in quite the detail presented here, the difference between state run capitalism and true socialism. That doesn’t mean that I believe “true” socialism will work as imagined, whatever that may be. Organizing human society is a work in progress. Even thinking about how to organize is a work in progress. What this video did is to give me more ideas to think about.


September, 5, 2015

Here is part 2

If you don’t have the time to view this whole lecture, there is a very powerful part in the last 5 or so minutes during the Q & A. You can skip ahead to it. It’s at 1:06 into the video. I won’t give away the power of the surprise by saying anymore.

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