Democracy From Below in Venezuela Controls Capitalist Pricing

Can you imagine going to a congressional body in the United States and voting for price controls on capitalism when it comes to essential goods like food and toothpaste?

Well, neither can we. But in the land of the  so-called “dictator” Maduro, the national constituent assembly has just constrained capitalists with price controls. Every picture tells a story. Have a look at the people in this assembly. Then take of a look at the people in the congressional bodies and tell us where you think democracy is operating.

Read in Venezuelanalysis

Image of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly approved the price control law Tuesday, while President Nicolas Maduro has called on the people to enforce it “in the streets”. (VTV)

About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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