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Industry as a core foundation of an alternative economy

Introduction:

It has become obvious throughout the years social justice is not possible under a capitalist system. The same applies to responding to the basic demands put forward by the Arab revolutions[1]. It is also clear that through systematic exploitation of the peripheries, capitalism contributes to making the domestic conditions of each of those countries unfit for the implementation of the principles of social justice[2]. Based on this, the concept of an economic and political alternative in the broad sense of the word was proposed[3]. Initially, the focus was on a class-oriented alternative, which meant that it is basically proposed by an anti-capitalist class. The alternative also involved a bigger role by the state as far as economic development is concerned, which is not the case under the capitalist system where the state does not prioritize the interests of the people.[4]  The role of the state has to be determined in the light of a number of actual experiences, some of which failed and others achieved the required development yet were stalled later. In fact, the region does have a long history of failures and mistakes that can be learnt from.

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