The Cuban Revolution and the National Bourgeoisie

This kind of discussion is grist for the mill of our discussions of DMNC even though our framework diverges from classic marxist thinking, but then so does the cuban example, which was not so unreasonable as knee-jerks critics would have it.
Our thinking was/is that ‘democratic market neo-communism’ (with an ecological core) would transition through expropriation, but at the same time create a system distinct from state capitalism. It would have multiple sectors (including our lower indifference level), and a distinct new blend of market entities (not based on private capital, as such) and planning that would allow the play of markets under conditions of social participation and guided corporations in various forms, allowing however forms of independent initiative. This kind of system has multiple versions and in the loosest form would demonstrate differential inequalities, temporary disequalizations (on a small scale) and need a benign ‘permanent revolution’ to reset relative equality, along with labor orgs/unions (who says communism won’t need labor unions?), and in the third independent sector small scale varieties of entities of many types, almost a reserve library of social potentials. An economic populism that guarantees a set of economic rights even as it balances itself with ecological constraints, or even a crisis of degrowth transition, which could prove inevitable. It is interesting to see that the cuban system tried to make the ‘(industrial) bourgeoisie’ a part of the revolution.
In our figuring the system once it has made clear the issue and realization of (high level) expropriation can be flexible in many directions.

Source: The Cuban Revolution and the National Bourgeoisie

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