[OPE-L:3334] RE: accumulation of capital revisited

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 02:15:18 -0700 (PDT)

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>A reply to Paul C's ope-l 3317.
>Paul wrote: "If v were 0 then there would be no incentive for capitalists to
>accumulate constant capital. It would obviously be cheaper to throw away their
>machines and have all the work done by hand. The assumption of free labour
>power undermines the premise of accumulation."
>None of this is obvious to me. What about sabotage, slowdowns, strikes,
>sitdowns, and other S'es?

With v=0 you are talking about concentration camp labour being worked
to death without even being fed. The response to slowdowns and strikes would
be to shoot the wretches a day earlier. How many strikes did von Braun have
to contend with at Dora.
Paul Cockshott