[OPE-L:1454] Re: Re: Smith Marx and matter and speculation

Paul Cockshott (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 10:02:53 +0100

At 20:54 06/10/99 +0100, you wrote:
>I am just following this strand for the moment. But I have one comment to
>make on this statement:
> >No, there are activities - whether Smiths menial servants or his lawyers
> >and soldiers which contribute nothing to production at the level of the
>economy as a whole.
>I think at various points in history soldiers have contributed to
>production. And oftentimes if they didn't they might have been shot or
>courtmartialled for insubordination.
>In solidarity
Yes at times this happens but it is the exception that proves the rule.

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