[OPE-L:8259] Re: 'entrepreneurial ability' in late capitalism

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Wed Jan 01 2003 - 08:03:24 EST

Re Michael E's [8255]:

> With collective social ownership and mediated social collective control of
> the  means of production, the coercion to earn a living would take
> another form. The  struggle for control of the means of production and
> the social plan for  production would be then a direct political struggle,
> with other losers and winners.

True enough, but then we're no longer talking about capitalism.

> The individualism of Western capitalist societies has an intimate
> connection with the abstractness of association through the social
> relation of  value. The reification of social relations in money is also a
> setting-free from  social control by a superior power. I think that
> Marxism has not thought deeply enough about this.

What is the "superior power"?

In solidarity, Jerry

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