Re: [OPE-L] exploitation and consumption

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Sat Jun 09 2007 - 06:03:18 EDT

In einer eMail vom 08.06.2007 18:05:15 Westeuropäische Sommerzeit schreibt  

> For  orthodox Marxism the sphere of consumption doesn't really exist, even
>  although Marx himself defines economic life as the totality of  production,
> distribution, circulation and consumption. Ever since  Stalin's "priority
> of  heavy industry", the sphere of consumption  has been theoretically
> neglected  in orthodox Marxist  theory.

I think you could trace that trend to a period of time long  before Stalin.
Don't you think it was manifest in late 19th and early 20th  Century
German-Austrian social democratic thought (e.g. in the writings of  Kautsky)?
Perhaps as far back as Engels?

Can anyone on the list give references to these claims?


This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sat Jun 30 2007 - 00:00:04 EDT