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Why does the left support the blank slate theory?

Sigh… First, the Left — to the extent that the Left can be treated as a unified whole — does not subscribe to the 'blank slate' theory as suggested. It holds that people are politically equal: where ...
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How is capital investment supposed to happen in an economy of workers co-ops?

There is nothing to prevent cooperative firms retaining income for investment purposes (either into their own operation, or for lending externally). Indeed even amongst non-cooperative firms in the ...
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How did the long march through the institutions, as theorized by Dutschke and Gramsci, take place concretely?

I'l restrict my answer to Germany, where I can name some names, but the same could probably be said about France and Italy, maybe even the United Kingdom. During the 1990s I encountered a lot of ...
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How is capital investment supposed to happen in an economy of workers co-ops?

It depends. Co-ops have many attractions, but they typically operate within a narrow range of concerns and capital requirements. (Note that this answer is more concerned with producer-led coops than ...
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The flaw in the [rationalism = utopian = socialism] and [empiricism = realism = liberalism] Burkean argument

Drawing the line "rationalism" --> "socialism" --> "stalinism", seems quite flawed, for a lot of reasons: (1) Rousseau (whom Hayek cites along with French ...
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How is capital investment supposed to happen in an economy of workers co-ops?

I just want to give a 2023 example. This is an existing cooperative. (From Spain) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragon_Corporation They could then lend money from a bank like this. (From USA) https:...
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The flaw in the [rationalism = utopian = socialism] and [empiricism = realism = liberalism] Burkean argument

An obvious problem with that reasoning is that it completely ignores the specific circumstance of being which heavily influences if not outright determines the consciousness, as noted by Marxism. ...
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How did the long march through the institutions, as theorized by Dutschke and Gramsci, take place concretely?

Your question seems to ask whether some members of "institutions" considered Gramsci and Dutschke to have proposed a specific, prescriptive program, which they later felt that they had ...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

The general problem is that when these ideas and parties first emerged, socialism, communism and even democracy where pretty much utopian ideas without implementations. Sure Britain technically ...
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What is the difference between left communism and anarcho-communism?

As I have described before, communism is considered to be a process with different ways to achieve it. As socialist thinker Philip Gasper puts it: "Marx and Engels never speculated on the ...
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Are worker cooperatives socialist, capitalist, or their own category?

Worker Cooperatives are explicitly a Mutualist form of collective work which are analogous to the Capitalist enterprise union with the middle-ground being an ESOP. While many conflate Marxism with ...
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What's the relation between "social-liberalism" and "socialism"?

Though most people don't realize it, the term 'socialism' predates Marx by a good bit. The early socialists were people who objected to the rampant egoistic individualism of industrial era capitalism, ...
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What's the relation between "social-liberalism" and "socialism"?

That largely depends on the context, country and era in which it is used. Like you seem to think of these as fixed ideologies, but practically these are just adjectives. Liberal referring to "...
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Why does the left support the blank slate theory?

Frame challenge: The question of innate differences between human populations is not a question of politics, but perhaps anthropology. Politically speaking, the difference does not seem huge, and when ...
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The flaw in the [rationalism = utopian = socialism] and [empiricism = realism = liberalism] Burkean argument

I mean when he speaks of "British empiricist traditions" and "French rationalist tradition", I assume that he refers to this distinction between continental and analytical ...
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How is capital investment supposed to happen in an economy of workers co-ops?

As you're actually asking how that would work on it's own and not how that would work in a niche within capitalism (that seems to be what the other answers are focusing on). Well... Democratically. ...
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What are the most popular anarchist movements?

Autonomism is one of them. As I have mentioned before, it is the main ideology of the Barcelona Squatters Movement that has been around since the year 2000 and it is an ideology that is anti-...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

Lenin clearly states his position against social democracy inn his book The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky, which is a response to the Kautsky's pamphlet The Dictatorship of the ...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

No. Lenin's party initially started in 1898 as the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party but renamed itself into Communist party in 1918 to avoid confusion with Social Democrats. The explanation was ...
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