[Marxism] Quiting Marxism, embracing what?

Sayan Bhattacharyya ok.president+marxmail at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 11:09:11 MST 2006


On 12/9/06, Haines Brown <brownh at hartford-hwp.com> wrote:


> the Black prisoner is (presuably) not engaged in production at
> all, and so is not exploited in Marxist terms.


But imprisonment is reducing his chances of future employment, making him
much more likely to join the ranks of the unemployed after prison, thus
swelling in size "the reserve army of the unemplyed" whose presence increase
the downward pressure on wages of low-wage workers. In that sense, even in
Marxist terms, imprisonment plays a vital role in enhancing exploitation.



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