Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

From: D. Göçmen <>
Date: Tue Dec 29 2009 - 08:24:51 EST

 I will check that out. But I remember to have read something like that before (perhaps the same article) and think that to say that labour aristocracy is a myth is in fact itself a myth and mystifies politics und justifies reformism. But about this later. Thank you for pointing that to me.




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From: Dave Zachariah <>
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Sent: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:09
Subject: Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

  On 2009-12-29 03:05, D. Göçmen wrote:
 labouraristoctratism functions almost everywhere almost in the same way. Thelogic is the same.

In addition to the serious deficiencies of this theory of 'bribery'that I pointed to, you may also want to read:

The Labor Aristocracy Myth
Charlie Post
"Despite its intellectual pedigree and longevity, the labor aristocracythesis is not a theoretically rigorous or factually realisticexplanation of working-class reformism or conservatism. This essayundertakes an examination of the theoretical and empirical economicclaims of the labor aristocracy thesis."

//Dave Z

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