Re: [OPE-L] on the political economy of the working class

From: michael a. lebowitz (mlebowit@SFU.CA)
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 11:37:54 EDT

On the question of critique and political economy, for what it's worth,
here's a passage from p. 202 of Beyond Capital:

>The critique of the political economy of capital is completed only by the
>realisation of the political economy of the working class--- a communist
>society. As long as producers are not their own mediator, the
>mystification of everyday life and the alienation of human beings from
>their own powers continue:
>         The veil is not removed from the countenance of the social
> life-process, i.e. the process of material production, until
> it      becomes production by freely associated men, and stands under
> their conscious and planned control (Marx, 1977: 173).

Michael A. Lebowitz
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Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
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