Maoism, Statism and Capitalism

If I wanted to advance capitalism in the world, there would be many worse routes than through Maoism.

(By Maoism I principally mean the Communist Party of China, though also the recently ‘elected’ Maoist government of Nepal)

The Nepalese Maoists have announced the formation of special economic zones (where foreign investors can employ local labour under optimum conditions), and that in these areas strikes will be banned.

Now let’s look at that. A ‘communist’ government banning strikes. Sometimes, the endless debates within the left seem complex and difficult. Then sometimes something shines through with breathtaking straightforwardness.

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