[OPE-L:1989] Various

JERRY LEVY (jlevy@sescva.esc.edu)
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 20:06:35 -0500

I have been away from my computer since Thursday and I would like to
respond (briefly) to Chris's thought-provoking [OPE-L:1976] on "value-form
theories" (and more specifically on the "grounding" of value) and Akira's
[OPE-L:1984] on the money supply. Unfortunately, the computer system at
Pratt is down and those replies will have to wait.

I join with Fred's and Ajit's best wishes to all for the next millenium!

When Fred in [OPE-L:1984] forecasts socialism (world-wide?) in the next
millennium, I wonder whether any other outcome other than the
destruction of human (and other?) life on this planet is possible?
I.e. is it conceivable for capitalism to last another 1,000 years???!!!

My own answer to the last question is "No", *BUT*:

-- how long can life be sustained within the context of global

-- to what extentr can capitalism adapt to the challenges, e.g.
   ecological, of the next millennium?

-- are there any *other* options other than capitalism, socialism,
   barbarism, and/or extinction for the next millennium?

Does anyone have any thoughts on these subjects?

I hope to re-join the discussion when Pratt goes back on-line
(and, of course, assuming that my computer boots up after the New Year!).

btw, I think we have had a really excellent discussion this Fall. I hope
it continues into the up-coming year.

In solidarity, Jerry

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