[Marxism] Zoom update
foxcave at verizon.net
Fri May 5 07:33:04 MDT 2017
Hi Ralph et al,
I missed Sunday’s meeting; I don’t think I got the Zoom invitation.
On May 9 I would like to participate. The Ghosh article looks very
interesting – will that be part of the discussion?
On 5/5/2017 3:02 AM, Ralph Johansen wrote:
> In Sunday's meeting we discussed chapters 6 and 7 of Lebowitz's The
> Socialist Imperative. For the next session on May 9 we will cover
> chapters 8 and 9.
> Globalization and the End of the Labor Aristocracy by Jayati Ghosh
> This is worth reading, whether or not one agrees that what he depicts
> here spells the end of, rather than a wrenching shift in, the go-along
> position of labor and the end of the social contract which has bought
> class quiescence especially but not exclusively in the advanced
> For instance, and this has to do with our discussion Sunday, in the
> face of climate change, energy and resource depletion and falling
> profit rate that goes with a profit-driven, market-dominated,
> increasingly capital-intensive, expansionary, highly competitive
> capitalist world economy, with the prospect of multiplying goods and
> services and two cars in every middle-class household's driveway in
> China and India and Brazil and Mexico and who knows where else, how
> long can capital continue to produce for and generate an ever-larger
> world market through global rentier mark-up oligopsonies, 12,000-mile
> supply chains and cheap labor, and all the shifts entailed? As opposed
> maybe to the dominance again of domestic production for domestic
> markets? Things seem to be moving ever faster in less predictable ways.
> Virus-free. www.avast.com
More information about the Marxism