[OPE-L] fully automated economy and capitalism

From: GERALD LEVY (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed Nov 28 2007 - 07:20:16 EST

>. Firms are abstract> juridical subjects able to buy and exchange commodities one> with another. As such firms could in principle be entirely> automated, and could appropriate their own profit. One> can envisage a science fiction world run entirely by robots> in which private property relations persist and capitalist> firms are run by management computers.
Hi Paul C:
Yes, it is possible - as an exercise in  science fiction - to
envision a fully automated economy where robots produce 
robots.  Without *capitalist social relations of production*
- and that includes wage-labour - then it would not be a 
*capitalist* social formation. 
In solidarity, Jerry

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