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Labour as a radical tradition

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Labour is a radical tradition whose origins can be found in both the Aristotelian tradition and in the Ancient Constitution. It holds to a theory of relational power as a counterweight to the power of Capital. Democracy, the capacity of organised people to act together in the Common Good, is the way to resist the power of money. Labour's tradition is strong. It can tell a story of an economy without virtue in which money has become too powerful. The financial crash should lead Labour to re-connect with its lost wisdom. In order for there to be a redistribution of power it is necessary to confront unjust concentrations of power and wealth. The credibility of Labour as a radical tradition lies in this terrain.

Keywords: DEMOCRACY; LABOUR MOVEMENT; LABOUR PARTY; MUTUALISM; POWER; TRADITION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3898/136266210793790936

Publication date: December 8, 2010

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