Re: [OPE] fascism / opposing imperialist military interventioninLibya

From: Jurriaan Bendien <>
Date: Wed Apr 13 2011 - 18:27:18 EDT

Well, Lenin argues that there is a fusion of bank capital with large-scale industry, this gives rise to a financial oligarchy, and this oligarchy dominates the capitalist economy (and indeed politics) - a sort of monolithic or monumental domination.

Certainly, there does exist a financial oligarchy, but it doesn't have the sort of absolute power ascribed to it by Leninists. In fact, as I pointed out long ago, the more that the ownership, control, management and use of capital assets are separated, the more problematic the "rule of capital" in fact becomes.

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  Jurriaan wrote:
  “I understand Lenin to be claiming the omnipotence of (large) banks RELATIVE TO other industries or sectors of capitalist activity”.

  You profoundly misunderstand him, then.


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