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

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Wed Nov 29 2006 - 13:35:22 EST

In einer eMail vom 29.11.2006 19:24:47 Westeuropäische Normalzeit schreibt  

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

Hi Jerry:
I agree with you on this. The point I was making by relying on Marx was  
thinking of an entirely new social framework of production. In other wors, I was  
refering to the potentialities which may be brought to acctuality if social  
relations were chnaged toward socialist forms of ownership.

In solidarity,  Jerry


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