[Marxism] Turkey: Final Version?
michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Mon Sep 21 14:30:28 MDT 2009
I like what you are doing with the medical analogy. I am not sure that
the time constraints at the conference will allow me to expand on it.
If I did, I would go on to the way that capitalist medicine
concentrates on the individual relationship, like to economist focuses
on the transaction.
But capitalism as a disease is a nice touch.
> As for the medical analogy: even the best doctors, thus who wholeheartedly
> support, and engage their patients, are constrained in their practice of
> medicine [wish I could italicize "practices"] by the demands, terms, limits
> to reproduction of the economy.
> Good doctors cannot overcome those limitations by engaging, involving their
> patients in their own treatment. They cannot "cure" social illnesses
> through individual contact, no matter how numerous those individual contacts
> can be. There is in fact a real material need for the abolition of
> capitalism in order to actually maintain, enhance the public health, social
> Think the same applies to good, and really good, economists.
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