The Path to Human Development: Capitalism or Socialism?

Authors

  • Michael A. Lebowitz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-060-09-2009-02_6

Keywords:

Marxism

Abstract

"If we believe in people, if we believe that the goal of a human society must be that of “ensuring overall human development,” our choice is clear: socialism or barbarism." These concluding lines from "The Path to Human Development" appear on the back cover of one Venezuelan edition—a pocket-sized edition much like the widely circulated "Socialism Does Not Drop from the Sky" (chapter 5 of Build It Now). The other edition, together with an extended edition of that latter essay (including my "New Wings for Socialism" from the April 2006 Monthly Review), is being published as The Logic of Capital versus the Logic of Human Development for the communal council libraries in Venezuela.

Published

2009-02-06

Issue

Section

Special Supplement