Parecon and the nature of reformism
A review of Robin Hahnel (2005). Economic Justice and Democracy; From Competition to Cooperation. NY
Date Written: 20/06/2005
Year Published: 2005
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16704
The concept of participatory economics, as developed by Hahnel and Albert, is worth exploring. They are inspired by the tradition of libertarian, councilist, socialism. They share the values of revolutionary class struggle anarchism. Even in disagreeing with them, there is much to be learned from reading their work, since they are t houghtful people who are dealing with important issues. Yet they demonstrate, in spite of themselves, that it is not enough to attempt to not be reformist. It is necessary to be revolutionary.