"Capitalism's instability is systemic. To address it without considering systemic change is to continue the history of failure to "solve" that instability. Capitalism's core class conflict between workers and boards of directors was never fundamentally changed by state bailouts, (re)regulations, or monetary and fiscal policies. Capitalism's class structure is likewise not systemically changed, even if we replace boards of directors privately elected by shareholders with boards of state officials instead. State capitalism (U.S.S.R.), too — and not only private capitalism (U.S.A.) — displayed instabilities driven by class conflicts between surplus producers and appropriators. Notwithstanding differences between the instabilities of state and private capitalism, both still yielded inefficiencies and wastes that each so assiduously documented in the other.."
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