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Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 10:40 AM
Subject: [OPE-L:2131] RE: Re: markets and reproduction
> Paul C wrote:
> > There is some possibility within agriculture of having units of
> > which continue to produce commodities but do not engender captialist
> > relations - collective farms. They differ from other commodity producing
> > units in the following fashion:
> > 1. their major productive input - land - is not a commodity, and cannot
> > be purchased of sold.
> > 2. there is a large measure of internal self sufficiency - many of the
> > inputs
> > used are grown locally - fodder etc.
> > 3. the participation in labout is hereditary rather than flexible, which
> > inhibits
> > the formation of wage relations.
Younger collective farmers were generally the children of older ones.
Few city dwellers became farmers.
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