Présentation de l'éditeur
If state capitalism is not socialism, what is? In other words, if state ownership and management of production does not amount to the abolition of capitalism but only to a change in the institutional framework within which it operates, what would be the essential features of a society in which capitalism had been abolished?”
“To find a coherent set of ideas which are subversive of capitalism, and which do offer an alternative to production for the world market, one must turn to the 'thin red line' represented by … anarcho-communism; impossibilism; council communism; Bordigism; situationism…
…there is a basic set of socialist principles which these currents share. Initially, four such principles can be identified. The currents of non-market socialism are all committed to establishing a new society where:
(1)Production will be for use, and not for sale on the market.
(2)Distribution will be according to need, and not by means of buying and selling.
(3)Labour will be voluntary, and not imposed on workers by means of a coercive wages system.
(4)A human community will exist, and social divisions based on class, nationality, sex or race will have disappeared.
Let us clarify these four principles for those readers who may not immediately grasp all their ramifications.”