[OPE-L:2185] FW: Re: Re: value-form theory and socialism

From: P.J.Wells@open.ac.uk
Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 10:18:15 EST

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> Mike W wrote:
> 3. Whilst Money and markets seem to be necessary conditions of existence
> of
> the value-form, it is not the case that money and markets will necessarily
> tend to re-instate the dominance of the value-form.
> Could we have some elaboration of this? In my limited studies of VFT I've
> always had the impression that the former were sufficient conditions for
> the latter -- but maybe I was simply reading in my own preconceptions
> here...
> 5. The central role of fetishism and alienation in the conditioning of
> human
> agency by value-form determined social structure suggests that it will be
> difficult to create the silk purse of socialism without rectifying the
> pig's
> ear that capitalism has made of human nature.
> Can I take it that Mike sees these as simultaneous processes?
> Julian

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