[OPE-L:3363] RE: accumulation of capital revisited

Gil Skillman (gskillman@wesleyan.edu)
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 14:45:01 -0700 (PDT)

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An aside. Andrew wrote:

>. Despite what folks
>like Roemer might want us to believe, it is absolutely impossible for markets
>to substitute for this power of capital over labor "at the point of
>production," as Marxists used to say. Even if workers were to contract
>"voluntarily" to do more work than the equivalent they receive in wages, the
>power of the State would be needed to ENFORCE those contracts, and there's
>nothing voluntary about that enforcement from the workers' point of view,
>absolutely nothing.

Despite Andrew's suggestion to the contrary, Roemer would certainly not deny

Gil Skillman