quinta-feira, janeiro 21, 2010

# 8

«(...) effective management of the socialist economy means dictatorship not of but over the proletariat in the factory. The men who are there so strictly disciplined would, it is true, be sovereign at the elections. But just as they may use this sovereignty in order to relax the discipline of the factory, so governments—precisely the governments which have the future of the nation at heart—may avail themselves of this discipline in order to restrict this sovereignty. As a matter of practical necessity, socialist democracy may eventually turn out to be more of a sham than capitalist democracy ever was.» (p. 302)

Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942)