In this bonus edition on
Steven Crowder’s popular “Change My Mind” series, Crowder sat down with George and discussed “libertarian socialism” on the SMU campus in Dallas.
George explained libertarian socialism as “democratization of the economic sphere; workers controlling their pursuits in their work, controlling their workplaces, and having a say in decisions made within their corporations, in the places they work. Instead of a very rigid hierarchal top down system with orders from the top down.”
“I think if you work at a place like Amazon, you should have an equal say in the operations of the company as Jeff Bezos,” George said.
Crowder asked George to explain how libertarian socialism can claim libertarianism when it doesn’t take into account the right of the individual. George believes his views do value the right of the individual from the worker’s perspective.
Crowder challenged George by asking how the business owner’s individual rights are valued if the worker’s have the same amount of say in all decisions within the operations of a company.
The conversations weaved around to the question of how libertarian socialism would be enforced in the workplace and who would start new businesses. George explained that workers cooperatives would be the owners of businesses. Watch the clip to hear this interesting back and forth.
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