Sunday, August 5, 2007


"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"

(Karl Marx, "Critique of the Gotha Program", cited by Howard Zinn in "Passionate Declarations", chapter "Economic justice: the American class system").

This is one of the three rules of Emmaüs, recalled by Abbé Pierre in "Mémoire d'un croyant" (chapter "Emmaüs"):
"Nous partageons: le plus costaud, qui apporte beaucoup à la communauté, n'a pas plus que le petit vieux improductif."

For me this is the fundamental concept underlying the left policies, and why I am a leftist.

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