Re: [OPE-L] requesting some help

From: Paul Adler (padler@USC.EDU)
Date: Wed Oct 12 2005 - 11:30:20 EDT

Thx Rakesh. I think your comment reflects a widespread understanding
of Marx's discussion of real vs formal subsumption of L to K -- an
understanding that I think is insufficiently dialectical. As I read
Marx (and the real trends around us), the development of real
subsumption means intensified -- not attenuated -- contradictions
between the labor process and the valorization process.
I'll send you the paper and you'll tell me where I've got it wrong!

At 8:21 AM -0700 10/12/05, Rakesh Bhandari wrote:
>>  and to argue, second, that such socialization
>>stands in a relation of real contradiction to  capitalist
>>valorization imperatives.
>I would have thought such socialization represents not a
>contradiction but an adequation of the labor process to capitalist
>valorization requirements, so I am interested in how you are making
>this argument. I can read it, and run the ideas
>by family friends who are deep in the business.
>Not that this will be any help, but there was an interesting article
>in the WSJ maybe five years back about how the high tech industries
>were being routinized. The article I have in mind quoted leading high
>tech attorney Larry Sonsini. Sorry I don't have proper cite, but
>there were a few juicy quotes there that may speak to subjective
>assessment of the changed situation.
>Yours, Rakesh
>>I would be very interested to get some serious assessment/critique of
>>my presentation and use of these themes in historical materialism.
>>Please be in touch if you'd like me to email you a copy.
>>Thanks in advance

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