Reply to James Daly - additional comment

Mike Ballard swillsqueal at
Thu Dec 12 17:19:13 MST 2002

> Even in socialist society there would be
> surplus-labour performed, in the
> sense, that a part of the net output functions as a
> social investment fund
> for enlarged economic reproduction (economic growth)
> and does not go to
> individual consumers. If you abolish surplus-labour,
> then you cannot have
> economic growth, since there are no social savings
> that can be applied for
> systematic economic development. Effectively you
> have a sort of subsistence
> economy. The savings are then only individual
> savings, disposed of according
> to individual choice.

But commodity production wouldn't exist, nor would
wage-labour, classes or the State.  A free association
of producers would socially own and control the
product of their collective labour and plan it's
distribution on the basis of use and need, thus ending

Product to the producers,
Mike B)

"Man first begins to philosophize when the necessitites of life are supplied."  Aristotle

"determinatio est negatio"  Spinoza

"There are no ordinary cats."  Colette

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