Re: [OPE] chaos and organization with reference to capitalism

Date: Thu Sep 24 2009 - 11:14:38 EDT

> Unstable systems without homeostatic or stabilizing tendencies don't
> last very long. They blow apart.=20

Hi Ian:

That's the big problem for the application of chaos theory to political
economy, imo. Capitalism isn't chaotic. The 'anarchy of capitalist
production' doesn't translate into chaos: one needs to grasp
tendencies which produce stability and instability. Otherwise
all you see are the potential vulnerabilities of capitalism but
fail to grasp how it has been able to reproduce itself as a
mode of production. Capitalism hasn't blown apart - we need to
understand why.

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