Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 22, 2012, 8:47 p.m. EST by darrenlobo
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Marx called the state, quite accurately, the Executive Committee of the Ruling Class.
Engels wrote that, in the most advanced stage of capitalism, capitalists would operate through their state to manage the economy in cases where they were incapable of doing so through purely private means. The nationalization of railroads, telegraphs, and mines, and the creation of welfare states under so-called “social democracies,” he wrote, was simply a function of the capitalist state...
Our economy, in its fundamental structure, is an alliance between big business and big government. Conservatives who denounce Barack Obama as a socialist, and Progressives who praise the corporate state as socialist, are just useful idiots for corporate power.