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Fulfillment in an Age of Socialism

Post by Red Aegis on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:01 am

If there were to be a revolution in which the means of production were seized how would there be enough people to work the tedious tasks that are required to produce in a world built by Ford? I understand that hours would most likely be cut, as overproduction of most things would no longer be necessary but even with those reduced hours, I'm not sure anybody would like to bag twinkies for five hours. I'm trying to figure out how this works so any input would be appreciated.

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Re: Fulfillment in an Age of Socialism

Post by Celtiberian on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:39 am

Remuneration in a developed socialist economy (i.e., one in which the market has been completely transcended) would be based on effort and sacrifice. If society were to establish a system of balanced job complexes, as many socialists indeed advocate, this would entail everyone possessing an equal amount of empowering and disempowering tasks. Thus, rote, menial, and generally unpleasant work would be shared evenly within the population. If society eventually came to believe that the products which resulted from that labor didn't justify having to endure such conditions, they would be free to democratically end the production of whatever goods or services they wish.

If balanced job complexes aren't enacted, another method would be to simply pay the individuals employed in rote, menial, and dangerous jobs slightly more than what workers in other sectors of the economy receive. After all, they would be sacrificing more than other workers, so it would be the equitable thing to do.

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