“Britain’s Road to Socialism”


From some people who need to read, as Hayek did, von Mises with a critical but open mind:

The peoples of the world are confronted today with problems of enormous magnitude. These include the ever-growing poverty and widespread malnutrition and disease which afflict billions of the world’s six billion population; war and the threat of nuclear catastrophe; and the environmental and ecological time-bomb which adds a new threat to human survival.

This need not be so. Never before in history have the rapid advances in science and technology provided such opportunities for the all-round development of every human being. But in Britain, as in other capitalist countries, a deep-seated crisis of the whole economic, social and political system adversely affects every aspect of life.

The wealth, effort and ingenuity which could be used to improve the living conditions of working people are, instead, wasted in war preparations or otherwise used to expand the profits of the giant corporations and banks that dominate the economy and society. The Communist Party aims to replace the crisis, insecurity, profiteering, inequality and social conflict of capitalist society with socialism. A socialist Britain would be run by and for the people, not for private capitalist profit.

via Communist Party | Britain’s Road to Socialism Introduction – Britain’s Road to Socialism Introduction The pe… | Socialism, Br | Communist Party.

Like so many do, the authors of this piece forget that the advances they wish to exploit are the product of private enterprise, the system of social cooperation which does most to promote the interests of everyone. Socialism is available free here.

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