[OPE-L:2675] Re: slaves and value

From: Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 08:22:01 EDT

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Alfredo wrote in [OPE-L:2674]:

> I have *not* argued
> that in an ideal world we could all be slaves and still live under
> capitalism. Or that free wage labour is a historical accident. Or that
> Marx's analysis should be broadened to include an ideal mode of
> production called generalised slave capitalism or whatever. My original
> message is very clear in this respect.

I am pleased to read these statements and I sincerely regret any
misunderstandings on my part about your argument. However, you must
shoulder part of the responsibility for this confusion because of your
statement in [OPE-L:2641] that "There is, however, no reason in principle
why capitalism should be seen as being incompatible with generalized
slave labour".

In solidarity, Jerry

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