Re: [OPE] Odyssey and the Peruvian treasure

From: Gerald Levy <>
Date: Wed Feb 18 2009 - 10:22:17 EST

> Well, then there is really not a substantive difference on issue between us here, just a matter of
> terminology, especially since you agree --- following Rubin --- that even a socialist economy will
> have to economize with its 'socially equalized labour'.

Dave Z:

Well, I don't know whether there is agreement or not. The issue here, from my perspective, is the
*specific form* through which there will be socially equalized labour under socialism. There must
be qualitatively and historically distinct forms through which this happens under socialism from
the form it arises under capitalism. This is obviously related to the question (to put it in
the most simple way): what are the ways in which socialism will be similar to and different from
other modes of production?

In solidarity, Jerry

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