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I have never heard about the concept of employee owned businesses until VERY recently. The first examples I heard of are, in fact, in San Francisco, my own Golden State! Why haven't I heard about this sooner?A capitalist with proletariat control (and sounds as if it combines the best of both worlds)... could this be what Marx wanted?
Hi CA Constantian,Same here. Like many people, I only thought about the economy in terms of state vs. private. I didn't give much thought to the organization of production. I guess the reason most people don’t know about employee-owned businesses is that they tend to operate quietly and the cooperative movement has often shunned politics in favor of worker self-organization. I really don’t know enough about Marx to make an informed comment on whether Marx would have supported worker cooperatives. I think even Marxists themselves are split on the issue, although I have noticed more Marxists are arguing for worker cooperatives since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Richard D. Wolff being one prominent one.