[Marxism] Quiting Marxism, embracing what?

gregory meyerson gmeyerson at triad.rr.com
Sat Dec 9 11:12:29 MST 2006


not only that--given the expansion of the prison-industrial complex, 
Haines' comment may not be true at that level.




On Dec 9, 2006, at 1:09 PM, Sayan Bhattacharyya wrote:

> 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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