Re: [OPE] question re published letters Engels

From: Ian Wright <>
Date: Sun May 10 2009 - 10:37:23 EDT

>The point, I've come to realize, is critically important to the transition to socialism debate. >By saying that value is specific to capitalism then if workers own factories or you 'abolish' >the wage relation (however that is understood), you no longer have value. Engels, I take it, >would disagree. If mutually independent acts of labor are performed by enterprises acting >autonomously, then commodity categories will persist.

Yes; especially since commodity production is not specific to
capitalism, not before and almost certainly not afterwards either.
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