Socialist thinkers: Anthony Crosland (1918-77)

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  • Crosland was a labour revisionist

Key ideas:

  • he attacked the view that the most effective way of achieving socialist aims was through the nationalisation of major elements of the economy
  • he argued that capitalism should be allowed to flourish as long as it effectively created wealth and didn't exploit the workers
  • under certain circumstances he accepted that nationalisation might be appropriate, as might worker cooperatives, but alongside these two forms of common ownership capitalism would play a leading role
  • he rejected the idea of centralised state planning
  • he rejected a wholly class-based analysis of society, arguing that this was outdated in


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