[Marxism] The materialist conception of happiness

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 07:18:54 MST 2014


On Nov 2, 2014, at 8:08 PM, Charlie via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

> Marv, the attempt to make an analogy between China today and the U.S. in the late nineteenth century, for example, is deeply flawed. A vast industrial future lay before the U.S. then. China today is without doubt engaged in capitalist industrialization. It will probably finish very quickly by historical standards. And so two or three decades from now, China arrives at the same impasse as the U.S. - an economy of advancing technology but regressing economic, social, and cultural life — unable to combine vigorous, profitable accumulation with an increasing living standard of the masses.

Could be. Even mainstream economists are beginning to speculate that robotics and other new technologies will for the first time displace more jobs than they create, affecting the entire global capitalist economy.





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