Re: (OPE-L) Re: CP India-Marxist Pushes Hi-Tech

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Mon Oct 18 2004 - 12:45:31 EDT

At 12:38 PM -0400 10/18/04, glevy@PRATT.EDU wrote:
>  >>Let's use the definition given by M & E in _The Communist
>>>Manifesto_:  "By proletariat is meant the class of modern
>>>wage-workers who, having no means of production of their
>>>own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to
>>  Very quickly. Just a quick request for clarification.  Are you saying
>>  that anyone who not having means of production must sell their labor
>>  power in order to live is a wage worker?
>No, I am not saying that.  Nor were Marx and Engels, I
>believe.  Clearly, slaves don't own means of production
>but they don't sell labor power in exchange for a wage.

So anyone who in order to live has to sell labor power in exchange
for a wage is a wage worker or proletarian in Marx's sense?


>Also, just as clearly, if we use the definition of M & E
>slaves aren't proletarians.
>In solidarity, Jerry

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