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@dimitridkatsis: first of all, it's going to be difficult to buy off votes when wages are more equalized.
Second of all, buying off of votes means the workers are going to be accepting money for the destruction of their own workplace. People aren't stupid. The workers where I work know who do and do not do good work. We know who are and are not good managers. Democracy in the work place will solve many corruption problems. When workers contribute meaningfully to production there is less incentive to ruin their own workplace.
@dimitridkatsis: you aren't thinking about it carefully enough. A simple solution to the leadership issue could be rotating union triumvirates. Meaning three people are in charge for a short period of time before a different three are selected. The leaders can come about through a mechanism of voting.
For this to work there has to be transparency. Workers have to be informed about what the three are doing. In a democratic workplace it's much easier to get rid of people that aren't pulling their weight. It's surprisingly difficult in hierarchies. I have been part of hierarchies before, I see how sh!tty they are.
I don't have all the answers. It's going to require experimentation. All I know is that capitalism only breeds more selfish people. It is a system not based on solidarity but rather self interest.
F#ck hierarchy, f#ck concentrations of privilege, f#ck power systems, and f#ck state capitalism.
We have to decentralize, unionize and democratize. The factors of production belong in the hands of the workers. The millers ought to run the mill. The mill owner who pays people to manage the mill for him while he sits pretty atop the hierarchy does not deserve to run the mill.
Anything that can be arranged horizontally, should be arranged horizontally. Not hierarchically.