We can see how Marxian governments are in the way politicians can exchange their roles amongst themselves, without regard for the specializations involved. One term as a congressmen, then mayor, then governor, etc.: whatever allows them to stay in power.
It is the same with the recent rigodon after the passing of former Naga City mayor Jesse Robredo, who last served as Local Government secretary. For no given explanation, Mar Roxas is taking Robredo’s place, and Jun Abaya is taking Mar’s place as DoTC secretary.
I’m fairly sure that in deciding this, they figured being Robredo’s replacement would be more impressive in running for senator in 2013 (and for VP/President in 2016). It has nothing to do with Roxas’s nor Abaya’s talents.
|Who is whom? Does not matter.|
Their grief at Robredo’s death was quite evident, but this does not make their decisions any more sensible, or agreeable.
This exchangeability of partymates is similar to Karl Marx’s vision of how proletarians would be able to take on this job, and another that job, as the planners see fit. The fact that it is somewhat contradictory to “from each according to his ability” just goes to show how confused Marxian thinking is.
In free society, on the other hand, a division of labor occurs in recognition of the varying specializations of individuals, whether as labors or entrepreneurs. And there is no single person (‘czar’) in charge of a whole industry, but rather competitors seeking to gain consumer favor, which results in higher-quality goods and services than monopolies. In the division of labor, one may not have one’s ideal job, or even have a shit job, but this system is still ideal to them as consumers.
All throughout these market processes, there is no grand ‘plan’ providing for all, except in the most figurative manner that decentralized systems tend to be more responsive to people’s needs and wants than if decisions were left to policymakers who go by their intuitions as to what constitutes some ‘public good.’