or: the historical stream is not driven by economic laws: one of the fictions of capitalism is that economic systems drive history, and even Marx endorsed the idea. But that fallacy needs to be challenged: we can challenge economic systems because they don’t fulfill our values. That simple. There is no overriding law that decrees submission to capitalist economics. It is a rigged game this way, from the start. Marxists tend to submit to this economic inevitability….