Unproductive labor: imperialist countries

Paul Cockshott wpc at clyder.gn.apc.org
Tue Sep 12 01:15:55 MDT 1995

Jerry wrote

I do not understand the above. Please explain the connection between the
proportion of productive to unproductive laborers and "the reasons that
violent class struggles break out" in the Third World "more often
relative to the imperialist countries."

I think that the basic point raised by Mim here is sound.
Since unproductive workers are paid out of surplus value,
they are not in the position of having nothing to lose
but their chains. If capitalism were to go, their income
might too.

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