Re: [OPE] free competition

From: B.R.Bapuji <>
Date: Wed Apr 13 2011 - 09:17:57 EDT

I would like to know the 'characteristic' features of the so-called 'New Marxist Exploiting Class', a term which I have not heard before. Is it the same 'New Class' about which Djilas wrote long ago or something else?   B.R.Bapuji, Professor, Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies [CALTS], University of Hyderabad, Central University post office, HYDERABAD-500 046. (Phone: 040-23133655,23133650 or 23010161). Residence address: 76, Lake-side Colony, Near Durgam Cheruvu, [End of Road opp:Madapur Police Station], Jubilee Hills post, Hyderabad-500033. (Phone: 040-23117302)   ________________________________ From: Jurriaan Bendien <> To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Sent: Wed, April 13, 2011 1:44:42 PM Subject: Re: [OPE] free competition Jerry, Marx and Engels did say that free competition existed, and you would know this if in your professorial capacity you actually did some real research into the matter. However Marx and Engels were very aware that completely unrestricted competition rarely existed, as bourgeois society recoiled from its ruinous effects. I can find at least 144 references to free competition in the writings of Marx and Engels, and the they do not support the doctrines of the New Marxist Exploiting Class, unless the quotes are selectively quoted out of context. It is characteristic of the new Marxist Exploiting Class that it - just like Proudhon - cannot theorize the relationships between competition and cooperation, and therefore, its "socialism" consists only of moral slogans with which to dupe the masses. Jurriaan _______________________________________________ ope mailing list

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