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    "Chavez made a very important statement a few years ago, referring to the state sectors in oil, steel, aluminium, iron ore, etc. He said, “what we have now is state capitalism. Without workers' control, you cannot have socialism.” "

    The articles author Michael A. Lebowitz, professor emeritus of economics, confirms this definition of socialism "…cooperatives have been schools of socialism – that is, they have given people experience in the process of making decisions themselves. I think the real alternative to the capitalist corporation will be workers' management of state enterprises."

    Many on the Left will accept this statement because of the failure to define what capitalism is, a world market economy based upon buying and selling where the worker is robbed at the point of production.

    The article also reveals its reliance upon leaders
    "If Chavez is not around to unify the various forces within Chavism however, I think there could be a major struggle. "

    It confirms Debs oft-quoted observation that  "I would not lead you into this promised land if I could, because if I could lead you in, someone else could lead you out.”

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