RE: [OPE] labor tokens and efficiency

From: Allin Cottrell <>
Date: Fri May 08 2009 - 14:43:02 EDT

On Fri, 8 May 2009, GERALD LEVY wrote:

> In other words, Bright Red Star will be put at a disadvantage if
> they "waste" time on meetings and democratic decision-making.

I'd say they're put at a disadvantage only if they in fact waste
time (no scare quotes) on meetings etc. If this discussion time
is well spent then presumably it will pay off: good ideas will
come forward and be implemented, the workforce will have a greater
sense of solidarity and common purpose so individuals are less
likely to goof off or "just do the minimum", and so on.

More generally, a socialist cuture will presumably develop a
conception of what is "normal" in terms of discussion time and
might even legislate this (a minimum, I mean).

What is your theoretical point? I think you're just being


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