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Single Idea 20940

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 2. Political equality]

Full Idea

The idea that complete and perfect political equality cannot exist without economic equality ...remains correct.

Gist of Idea

Perfect political equality requires economic equality


Antonio Gramsci (Selections from Prison Notebooks [1971], 2 'The State')

Book Reference

Gramsci,Antonio: 'Selections from Prison Notebooks', ed/tr. Hoare,Q./Nowell Smith,G [Lawrence and Wishart 1978], p.258

A Reaction

In the west we are living in a period (2018) when the top 0.1% of the wealthy are racing away, creating huge inequality. Their wealth controls the media, and it seems unrestrainable. The belief that we live in a 'democracy' is an illusion.