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Response to phantom power (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 09:10 AM

5. They certainly are not synonymous. The is danger in having control over jobs/wages in the same hands

as control over government. If capitalists "control" who gets elected to the government office there is obvious potential (and actual) abuse in the government-employment relationship due to lax labor laws and enforcement at the behest of the controlling capitalists.

It is, at least theoretically, possible that a socialist government could use its direct control over employment/wage decisions to reward or punish people for political activities. I don't think that is nearly as likely as the danger of capitalist influence on a democratic government but the potential does exist and would have to be addressed in a healthy socialist democracy.

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