[OPE-L:2200] Re: Re: Re: Re: value-form theory and socialism

From: Michael J Williams (michael@williamsmj.screaming.net)
Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 17:44:07 EST

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From: Jurriaan Bendien <djjb99@worldonline.nl>
To: <ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 6:12 PM
Subject: [OPE-L:2195] Re: Re: Re: value-form theory and socialism

> the value-form (I would say, following the classical Marxist approach, the
> law of value) did not dominate either economic allocation nor the social
> conditioning of human nature. But that nevertheless did not make many
> aspects of social relations in those countries desirable from a human(ist)
> point of view.

I fear I did not make my self clear. I most emphatically do not have any
reason to assume a priori that transcendence of the value-form (the concept
is Marx's) will by itself guarantee a more humanistic society. Indeed the
general thrust of my comments was intended to be highly sceptical about the
possibilities of predicting the nature of a post-capitalist society.

Comradely greetings.

Dr Michael Williams
Economics and Social Sciences
De Montfort University
Milton Keynes
fax: 0870 133 1147
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