RE: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

Date: Wed Jan 13 2010 - 12:13:47 EST

> If you were talking about Sweden the time of Gustavus Adolphus perhaps
> but now?
Hi Paul C:
Yes, now. Look at the direct foreign investment by Sweden's capitalists.
Look at the character of Swedish - trans-national - corporations. Look at
integration of Sweden in EU. Look at financial integration

> You seem to be saying that any highly productive capitalist economy is
> imperialist -- this drains the term of most of its original meaning. Do
> you suggest that Sweden is likely to go to war with Danemark over the
> division of the Baltic?
No, but that drains the term of its _specific_ meaning under capitalism.
You seem to want to maintain its original, _pre-capitalist_, meaning.
Wars, even under the epoch of late capitalism, are only (generally) fought where necessary. The territorial division of the world can often be done through non-military (i.e. strictly economic) means.
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