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

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Wed Nov 29 2006 - 13:49:10 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.

Jerry, I was thinking about this in broader context and remembered what  
Saint-Simon says on police, armee and so on. He says all these works are are  
absolutely necessar today, but from a more advanced society's point of view they  
are no longer necessary. A similar point is made by Smith in relation to the  
state as such in his "Lectures on Jurisprudence"

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