Policy Thread: Economic Edition

ITT we discuss policy changes to bring on glorious worker's state.

I'll start:

Nationalize all military contractors.

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Militarize all contractors nationally.

Contract all nationalists militarily.

Contract all military nationals.

Gulag all capitalists

job done

We need to heavily redefine corporate law in this country, basically make it illegal to operate as a capitalist business if you have more than X number of employees/ X revenue last year. Make the Fortune 500 be run by the employees as a co-operative, or if they have a strong, worker controlled union already, allow the union to run the corporation.


America, retard

This is an international board, both OP's pic and you had a Spanish flag, no need to call me names

Send the entire nuclear arsenal to whoever has a large enough arsenal to nuke 3/4ths the planet.

I have talked about this before, we need more civilian control of the armed forces plus less muh privileges based on rank.
Also Zizek has talked about why compulsory service is good but I can't recall why

Intredasting, if the union leaders are elected and removable.

of course he has. Hes a nationalist piece of shit pop culture philosopher that u nerds so willingly follow that you will literally forget how he justified compulsory service but think mentioning that zizek said it suffices for justification


Gulag all workers

More jeb memes please. They're classic!

honestly this is the way to go. rebuild the unions from the ground up. labour unions, tenants unions, trade unions.

The capitalists were once so scared of unions they murdered unionizers in the streets. Make them afraid again

Find a flaw.

1 trillion for old-school infrastructure.

1 trillion for smart grids and renewable energy sources.

right right, when shall we start

First order of business. Consume your boss

Next you'll be asking to shoot fish in a barrel, I take it.

thats some kinky shit right there

The Betriebskampfgruppen are one of the first and most important elements to safeguard the revolution.

No, the enemy is capital, not capitalists. There is so little class consciousness and enthusiasm for socialist ideals at this point that killing all capitalists would probably just result in the workers exploiting themselves in workplaces very similar to ones we have now in service to abstract capital as an ersatz capitalist.

It would be desirable if this could happen, and the communists would certainly be the last to oppose it. Communists know only too well that all conspiracies are not only useless, but even harmful. They know all too well that revolutions are not made intentionally and arbitrarily, but that, everywhere and always, they have been the necessary consequence of conditions which were wholly independent of the will and direction of individual parties and entire classes.

But they also see that the development of the proletariat in nearly all civilized countries has been violently suppressed, and that in this way the opponents of communism have been working toward a revolution with all their strength. If the oppressed proletariat is finally driven to revolution, then we communists will defend the interests of the proletarians with deeds as we now defend them with words.

No, no more than existing forces of production can at one stroke be multiplied to the extent necessary for the creation of a communal society.

In all probability, the proletarian revolution will transform existing society gradually and will be able to abolish private property only when the means of production are available in sufficient quantity.

Above all, it will establish a democratic constitution, and through this, the direct or indirect dominance of the proletariat. Direct in England, where the proletarians are already a majority of the people. Indirect in France and Germany, where the majority of the people consists not only of proletarians, but also of small peasants and petty bourgeois who are in the process of falling into the proletariat, who are more and more dependent in all their political interests on the proletariat, and who must, therefore, soon adapt to the demands of the proletariat. Perhaps this will cost a second struggle, but the outcome can only be the victory of the proletariat.

Democracy would be wholly valueless to the proletariat if it were not immediately used as a means for putting through measures directed against private property and ensuring the livelihood of the proletariat. The main measures, emerging as the necessary result of existing relations, are the following:

(i) Limitation of private property through progressive taxation, heavy inheritance taxes, abolition of inheritance through collateral lines (brothers, nephews, etc.) forced loans, etc.

(ii) Gradual expropriation of landowners, industrialists, railroad magnates and shipowners, partly through competition by state industry, partly directly through compensation in the form of bonds.

(iii) Confiscation of the possessions of all emigrants and rebels against the majority of the people.

(iv) Organization of labor or employment of proletarians on publicly owned land, in factories and workshops, with competition among the workers being abolished and with the factory owners, in so far as they still exist, being obliged to pay the same high wages as those paid by the state.

(v) An equal obligation on all members of society to work until such time as private property has been completely abolished. Formation of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

(vi) Centralization of money and credit in the hands of the state through a national bank with state capital, and the suppression of all private banks and bankers.

(vii) Increase in the number of national factories, workshops, railroads, ships; bringing new lands into cultivation and improvement of land already under cultivation – all in proportion to the growth of the capital and labor force at the disposal of the nation.

(viii) Education of all children, from the moment they can leave their mother’s care, in national establishments at national cost. Education and production together.

(ix) Construction, on public lands, of great palaces as communal dwellings for associated groups of citizens engaged in both industry and agriculture and combining in their way of life the advantages of urban and rural conditions while avoiding the one-sidedness and drawbacks of each.

(x) Destruction of all unhealthy and jerry-built dwellings in urban districts.

(xi) Equal inheritance rights for children born in and out of wedlock.

(xii) Concentration of all means of transportation in the hands of the nation.

It is impossible, of course, to carry out all these measures at once. But one will always bring others in its wake. Once the first radical attack on private property has been launched, the proletariat will find itself forced to go ever further, to concentrate increasingly in the hands of the state all capital, all agriculture, all transport, all trade. All the foregoing measures are directed to this end; and they will become practicable and feasible, capable of producing their centralizing effects to precisely the degree that the proletariat, through its labor, multiplies the country’s productive forces.

Finally, when all capital, all production, all exchange have been brought together in the hands of the nation, private property will disappear of its own accord, money will become superfluous, and production will so expand and man so change that society will be able to slough off whatever of its old economic habits may remain.