Re: [OPE-L] what is irrational in the functioning of capitalism?

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed Nov 29 2006 - 13:24:12 EST

"If human beings become merely observers to the production process can 
it still be said that they are engaged in production labor?"
I would say 'yes' because it is socially necessary labour and it is part of production.

Hi Dogan:

'Guard labor' -- what I referred to previously -- does not produce commodities
but rather protects their ownership. From an individual capitalist perspective, 
they -- like lawyers -- may be deemed necessary, but they do not themselves
produce commodities.

In solidarity, Jerry

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