Re: (OPE-L) Rising organic composition (was: From Ian Wright on Weeks....)

From: Allin Cottrell (
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 00:50:42 EDT

On Fri, 30 May 2003, Rakesh Bhandari wrote:

> And an unrelated point: that superfluous and idle capital has
> hitherto warded off the complete collapse of profitability through
> purely speculative investments in the US securities' market...

Rakesh, that is complete nonsense.  Capital does not "disappear" when
people use it to buy financial paper, because for every buyer of such
paper there is a seller.  Capitalist consumption, on the other hand,
is a true means of "warding off" overaccumulation.

Allin Cottrell.

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