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The subtext is possibly whether Chavez is going to follow old-style socialism, where money may be redistributed but power certainly isn't, or new style socialism, where both are redistributed.

Socialism's downfall has always been monolithic top-down statism, and centralised power (hint...) generation has always been a part of that.

Moving money around isn't enough unless you also change the politcal structures associated with it. Putting new people into the same old structures isn't enough.

With sustainables, redistribution of power has the potential to become not just physical, but metaphorical and political too.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 08:25:30 PM EST
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