Ask Prof Wolff: The Relationship Between Government and Businesses

A Patron of Economic Update asks: "My original understanding of your position and approach to creating more worker coops was that it could NOT really be successfully done by any government forcing changes in the internal structure of enterprises. I have heard that during Stalin's time that was tried, but failed. My understanding of your position was that, while the government could help in some ways, any large increase in the number of worker coops would have to occur by people deciding themselves to get together and forming worker coop structured businesses. But some of your recent videos seem to indicate that you are not against having governments mandate and force such changes in internal structuring of enterprises. Please create a video where you make your position on this very clear. I personally am totally against capturing government and having governments force internal structure changes."

This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.

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