Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Win for Marx?

Danial Gross get's it wrong:
It's been a long time since American devotees of Marx (Karl, not Groucho) have had much to cheer about. But with the bankruptcy filings of General Motors and Chrysler, and the transfer of stock ownership from the firms' long-suffering shareholders to the government and unions, communists of the world can rejoice. The workers are now, finally, significant owners of the means of production. The United Auto Workers control about 65 percent of Chrysler and 17.5 percent of General Motors.
This is another step towards towards corporatism, not communism. (Thus a win for Plato, not Marx.)

Jonah Goldberg, not someone I typically side with, understands this.