Saturday, 7 August 2010

Anarchy, Marxism, RBE

I've been debating with an anarchist blogger who says that TVP/RBE is Marxism - you can see the exchange through the above link.

I'm only interested in whether the aims of TVP/RBE are desirable and achievable. Labels don't really help. The writer has a tendency to claim that the RBE has certain attributes that s/he finds undesirable, and claims that proponents of RBE actually welcome those attributes. The other possibilities are that our system does not have those attributes, or that it does but we don't find them desirable (in which case we would seek to remove them). And of course there could be a straightforward disagreement over the desirability of the attribute.