Worker Self-Management As If The Physical Economy Mattered

Seymour Melman was an old-fashioned Marxist in that he believed that the flowering of the  physical economy was a necessary condition for a self-managed workers’ form of production. He was merciless in showing how the emergence of profits made for the military should not count as GNP. In addition, Melman showed empirically that the existing socialist economies which tried worker self-management had better production records than the production records of workers under capitalism.

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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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