Bryan A. Alexander
bnalexan at umich.edu
Fri Sep 22 15:14:09 MDT 1995
Hm, is technological advancement possible in a use-value, rather than
exchange value, economy?
Tinkers have traditionally been able to operate with a minimum of
capital. Most inventors only move to big ops later on.
But I'm not sure if this is still feasible. Frank Herbert makes
a case for it, arguing that modern science has made vast powers
accessible to the average individual (WHITE PLAGUE). But two Amigas and
a toaster, although capable of BABYLON 5, can't yet do JURASSIC PARK, to
pick an odd example. Perhaps an ethic of invention without capital must
Department of English
University of Michigan
--- from list marxism at lists.village.virginia.edu ---
More information about the Marxism