Re: [OPE] The state under capitalism

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Sat Aug 14 2010 - 06:08:07 EDT

On 2010-08-14 06:27, howard engelskirchen wrote:
> Just because different social systems
> both have a kind of bureaucracy doesn't mean they can be tracked to the same
> structural root. And the same would be true, as you emphasize, for taxes.


> Marx's point about collecting taxes in money is relevant. Where there
> isn't enough money in circulation, you can try, but it won't work. When it becomes possible its not because of an evolution of tax or coercive
> structures in place.

I think this notion of 'not enough money' could be quite misleading. The
state cannot run out of money, only its capacity to extract taxes with
the capitalist sector intact.

//Dave Z
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