[OPE-L:1735] Re: Defining & understanding the accumulati

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Thu, 11 Apr 1996 05:23:33 -0700

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In response to the comment below.

One must not make the mistake of thinking that because something gives
rise to counter tendancies it is impossible. In the late 50s and mid 60s of
the 20th
century in some european economies the reserve army was negative - there
were more jobs on offer than unemployed workers. This certainly strengthened
labour in the class struggle but did not rule out accumulation. On the contrary
it was the high rate of accumulation that led to such overfull employment
in the first place.

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>> A reserve army is not necessary for accumulation to take place,
>Sure, ***assuming*** living labour as living-dead labour, subject-less mob,
>completely subsumed human beings with not even a residual of humanity,
>stupid brain washed beings completely in the hand of capital, who (or
>perhaps better saying which) swallow everything and in any
>circumstance. In other words, ***assuming*** an L vector in a simultaneous
>system of determination of values.