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Yvon, M., 1899-1986. What has become of the Russian Revolution - Image 11. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4766/show/4708.

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Yvon, M., 1899-1986. (1937). What has become of the Russian Revolution - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4766/show/4708

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Title What has become of the Russian Revolution
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  • Yvon, M., 1899-1986
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  • Integer
Publisher International Review
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  • New York, New York
Date 1937
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  • Communism
  • Economics
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  • Social conditions
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 63 pages; 22 cm
Original Item Location HN523.Y8613 1937
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Transcript 3. Against rival foreign capitalists in the arena of the world market. This entails the usual struggle over markets (or in the defence of "one's own patch") and strategic positions, with consequent huge armament, international diplomatic intrigue, the quest of alliances and preparation for the coming world conflict. The worthies that run the Russian national trust of trusts are interested in increasing the productivity of the Russian workers. What capitalist does not want that? Greater productivity means a better life for the various Soviet eaters of surplus Value, who are just emerging from the lean years that followed the War and Revolution, when the economic process of Russia was almost totally disorganized. The most responsible of the Russian masters do not approve of the great waste that is common in Russian industry. They compete for influence and domination among themselves, with the resulting exile, imprisonment and executions of the losers in this internal conflict. The monopolistic capitalism we know in the United States today is unlike the "classic" capitalism of the 19th century, which was analyzed by Marx in his Capital. But it is capitalism. Neither is the State-monopolist capitalism of Soviet Russia anything but capitalism. Fundamentally the great difference between the complete Russian State capitalism and the modified State capitalism of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy is the fact - that the bureaucracies holding power, and living on the "fat of the land", in the latter two "non-capitalist" countries avoid the inefficiency and waste of the Russian "trusts of trusts" by permitting and taking advantage of the "initiative" of the old entrepreneurs, who are really no longer full masters in the enterprises they run. The reformist philistines of the 90's liked to refer to the bits of Statized monopoly they knew in their time as "Slate socialism". We use a more truthful term: State capitalism. Socialism is the scientific term for social ownership — ownership by society. We shall get socialism — the social ownership of the means of production and distribution — in the measure that the latter are controlled (socially and democratically) by the laborers themselves; that is, in the measure that the control of the conditions of production by the non-productive eaters of surplus value disappears. We shall get socialism in the measure that the social totality of labor becomes necessary labor for the satisfaction of the needs (immediate and future) of the whole of society. We shall get socialism in the measure that the non-producers, whatever name they attach to themselves and whatever grand social functions they claim for themselves, stop living on the product of the workers' surplus labor. We shall get socialism in the measure that the four basic conditions of capitalism mentioned above are done away with. "It is always the direct relation of the owners of the conditions of production to the direct producers," wrote Marx, "which reveals the innermost secret, the hidden foundation of the entire social construction, and with it of the political form of the relations between sovereignty and dependence, in short of the corresponding form of the State." (Capital, vol. Ill, Chapter 47, p. 919, Kerr ed.)