RE: [OPE] market socialism

Date: Fri Jul 04 2008 - 11:57:11 EDT

Hi Paul C:

Piece work wages and pay based on the intensity of
work set in motion a 
Taylorist dynamic which found expression
in the Stakhanovite experience
in the USSR 
These are means to 
enforce and coerce labor discipline, not
liberate workers.  

Nor  am I convincred by
quotations from Stalin !  People
who advocate workers'
democracy shouldn't go around quoting  Stalin 
in an
approving way, imo.

Happy 4th of July to all!  (my
mother's  90th birthday!)

In solidarity, Jerry

> If there is an average intensity in a given branch of
> and one person choses to work at only half this
intensity should 
> they be credited with working at full
> I think that in areas of work where individual or
group effort can vary 
> and by varyin  the output varies,
then the principle of payment according to labour is 
compatible  with piecework. 

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