Re: [OPE] capital's roads to recovery?

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 17:07:37 EST

Paul Cockshott wrote:
> I dont know that this will apply in Sweden, but in the UK, the history
> has been that when finance capital falls the bourgeoisie becomes more
> dependent on developing manufacturing which strengthens the social
> position of the industrial working class.

In Sweden, organisation is not a problem as such. The degree of
unionisation is higher here than in most countries. However, the Left
and the labour movement are in the main incapable of formulating
anything beyond increased state spending. Of course, that might change
depending on how the crisis evolves.

I wonder to what extent the social position of the industrial working
class can be strengthened when manufacturing is in general decline. I
find it interesting that it is often the workers in the public sector
that are the most militant.

//Dave Z
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Received on Fri Jan 23 17:09:22 2009

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