>>17082>Endlessly producing while reducing consumption is a good way to destroy capitalism, why the fuck would capitalists want that?
wow this is just unbelievably stupid
(what workers produce) - (what workers consumer) = surplus
You are not going to destroy capitalism by giving the bourgeoisie more surplus, you have to do the exact opposite.>>17090>Now certainly, it could be that the new slave system being built and implemented by the transnational, imperialist bourgeoisie is no longer capitalism, but neo-feudalism, or at very least, a radically different new stage of capitalism. If so, all that means is that Marx was right again– capitalism truly is ending, but the bourgeoisie have been victorious in the last century of class war, so they are trying to invent a replacement for capitalism that maintains their class rule and ownership of the world, instead of communism.
Nope the bourgeoisie can't win the class war, the contradiction of capitalism cannot be resolved in favor of the bourgeois class.
It's either going to be a proletarian victory and society starts changing towards socialism or it's going to be the common ruin of all the contending classes. (Which is also a Marx quote or at least a quote from a Marxist)
Cockshott has explained it very well. If not enough labor-time in the form of consumption flows back to the proletariat, fertility will go down, and then the proletariat will shrink. If this happens over a long enough time, it will cause a demographic shift that causes labor shortages and that will give the proletariat the leverage to assert the political economy of labor above the political economy of capital.
What might also happen is that the bourgeoisie will try to shrink the entire economy to match the demographic shrinkage. So that a labor reserve army can be maintained. There are some hints that the western bourgeoisie might be going for this. It will create a self reinforcing feedback loop, with an accelerating rate of shrinkage. In global affairs this means that the west will fade away. That certainly would qualify as common ruin of all the contending classes in the west.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.