[OPE-L:1459] Re: Re: Re: Shooting unproductive workers

Michael Perelman (michael@ecst.csuchico.edu)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 09:14:56 -0700

Paul, Paul, where did Barnet write about this? I found the reference to
called Hitler's generals.

Paul Cockshott wrote:

> As Corelli Barnet points out the ultimate audit of an imperialist economy
> is war. 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.


Michael Perelman Economics Department California State University michael@ecst.csuchico.edu Chico, CA 95929 530-898-5321 fax 530-898-5901

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