Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Particular Features of the Islamic Republic’s Capitalism and the Need for a Humanist Alternative to Capitalism/Militarism

There is no doubt that there are divisions within the Iranian ruling class concerning economic and political approaches.   There is no doubt that Iran’s capitalism is inefficient.  There is no doubt that the IRGC acts like a Mafia band.   However,  currently, it seems that the IRGC, the government (president and parliament) and the Guardian Jurist,  are all united around the goal of preserving a strong state with a smaller social welfare sector and a much larger military sector.

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