[Marxism] Mike Davis on oil supplies

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Tue May 25 14:28:03 MDT 2004

In a message dated 5/25/2004 3:11:55 PM Central Standard Time, lnp3 at panix.com 

>M. King Hubbert was a celebrated oil geologist who in 1956 correctly 
prophesized that U.S. petroleum production would peak in the early 
1970s, then irreversibly decline. In 1974 he likewise predicted that 
world oil fields would achieve their maximum output in 2000; a figure 
later revised by his acolytes to somewhere between 2006 and 2010.


It would seem that the "Mark Jones thesis" is not a Marxist thesis but a 
proposition [pioneered by an intellectual stool pigeon of the bourgeoisie. There 
is a Marxist approach to the question of the energy infrastructure. 

My dispute remains what it has always been . . . that comrades have placed 
the question outside of Marx description of the productive process and the 
evolution of the needs that the energy infrastructure service on the basis of the 
bourgeois property relations. 

If you pose any question from the standpoint of the petty bourgeoisie and the 
bourgeoisie  . . . you automatically lose. 

Melvin P. 

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