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After 50 years of Socialism… “Maximum City” – Suketu Mehta

March 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideology, India, Progressive Politics, Socialism

In the post-Marxist age, we can no longer believe that redistribution solves anything, that making the rich poorer will make the poor richer. It is the death not just of ideology but of ideas. Nothing in the national debate has nay strong conviction. On the right, a vague belief in foreign investment; on the left, a vague and poorly articulated fear of it. The left is apologetic about being left. Who can defend the work habits of the employees of nationalised banks? After fifty years of experiments in socialism, who can argue with a straight face that central planning is the answer to poverty?

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