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alesto wrote

Reply to comment by gooey in The Soviet Union was Capitalist by gooey

Every single shop,factory, was literally run by the workers.

Wrong. They had to form central councils because they couldn't produce anything without them. You can fantasize about them being "democratically run" but they were still centrally managed.


gooey OP wrote

Depends on the size of the workplace. Sure there were factories there with 2000 workers, yes they may have elected managers to coordinate things. But elected managers are not the same as central planning, because the workers have ultimately decided the course of action in meetings.

You are confusing organization with domination.

And small shops were totally anarchistic. Barber shops with 10-15 people, run autonomously without leaders, they just discussed things and did it just like that.

There are many coops right now from book stores to coffee shops that are still running in this form today, with total workplace anarchy, however they have to participate in the market so at best they are mutualists: