Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Il comunismo di un non-comunista

"What I call 'rural industry' consists of the following elements: (1) a peasant does not have to give up farming while engaging in industrial production; (2) thus, rural industrial enterprises are located within or nearby villages; (3) the ownership of this kind of enterprises belongs to the peasants who work there, i.e., ownership should be cooperative in nature; (4) the large parts of inputs for enterprises are able to be provided by peasants themselves; (5) The most important thing is to distribute the profits of the industry most widely to the peasants."

from "Rural Reconstruction", by Fei Xiaotong, Shanghai, 1948