[OPE-L:2098] Re: Surplus product in communist society?

From: Jurriaan Bendien (djjb99@worldonline.nl)
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 19:03:01 EST

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Julian wrote:

> I'm uneasy about the notion of a "surplus product" in a communist

So am I. If in Marx's "higher stage" of communism the principle of
satisfaction of needs for everyone applies, independently of any exact
measurement of work performed, this would mean that surplus labour has
disappeared. But I am not sure about the anthropological correctness of the
concept of human nature that underpins this vision of a future society. Is
the human being essentially and permanently a "creature of need", a needy
creature as suggested in the Paris manuscripts ?

In solidarity,


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