[Marxism] Karl Marx on the importance of the military in spurring the development of wage labor

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Oct 15 18:50:56 MDT 2015

(1) War developed earlier than peace; the way in which certain economic 
relations such as wage labour, machinery etc. develop earlier, owing to 
war and in the armies etc., than in the interior of bourgeois society. 
The relation of productive force and relations of exchange also 
especially vivid in the army.


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