[OPE-L:1456] Re: Shooting unproductive workers

Mon, 11 Oct 1999 08:15:12

Paul, Just so I am clear on your position, wage-laborers at, say, Chrysler
producing tanks are unproductive labor? Correct? Paul

Paul Zarembka, supporting RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY at
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On 10/11/99 at 09:57 AM, Paul Cockshott <wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk> said:

>In time of war, illusions about what is productive and essential get
>tossed to one side as the necessity arises for the entire surplus product
>to assume a particular material form - tanks, shells etc. The economists
>responsible for national planning have then to decide which categories of
>labour contribute to the production of this surplus and which do not.

>All unproductive workers except those in the armaments industry are then
>liable to be shot.

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