[OPE-L:8381] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: unproductive labour

From: rakeshb@stanford.edu
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 14:03:41 EST

Quoting clyder@gn.apc.org:

> This is an econmistic response. 


It is predicated on the 
> continued existence of capitalism. What I am pointing out is that
> a contradiction between private sector unproductive workers
> and other workers is likely to come about when a socialist
> government sets about abolishing the financial sector.

Why? Wouldn't  the freeing up of this labor time of unproductive 
workers create the opportunity for the  reduction of  the daily labor 
time required of both these formerly unproductive workers and 
productive workers?

Moreover, since the basis for the automation of industrial labor 
would be greatly expanded in a socialist society  as capital is 
dissuaded from labor saving innovation to the extent it only has to 
pay for labor power, not the full labor time of direct labor,shouldn't 
productive workers...by your logic...be in the vanguard against 
socialism?  After all, aren't they the most likely to be automated out 
of a job? 

Yours, Rakesh

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