[OPE-L:1462] The audit of war

Paul Cockshott (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:56:41 +0100

At 09:14 11/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Paul, Paul, where did Barnet write about this? I found the reference to
>one book
>called Hitler's generals.

It is the subject of his book 'Audit of War: The Illusion and Reality of
Britain as a Great Nation'

>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
>Chico, CA 95929
>fax 530-898-5901

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