Forwarded from Anthony (falling rate of profit)

ermadog at ermadog at
Sun Dec 30 19:51:06 MST 2001

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Louis Proyect fwd from Anthony:

> They are mixed with the surplus value extracted from the working class
> in the capitalist mode of production.

Isn't this extraction itself theft? The fact that it is legalized under
capitalism doesn't make it any less an act of theft. An understanding of
this fact underlies the right-wing populist "solution": eliminate the
middle-man". I heard this kind of discussion at the dinner table many a
time in my formative years.

Joan Cameron

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