[A-List] The Recession is Over ...
nadjatesich at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 17 12:10:59 MST 2010
For Carrol and others
China will be China.Russia can be
mysterious.The Western Europe will go with Us and Nato(how long we don't know),what about Africa and Latin America and the rest of Asia and the Arab world? And what about the planet?
Sure,some analysis about our present would be hepful .But we live in a nebulous era when everything could change fast.What if capitalism faced five or more new wars and the unrest at home?
> Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:24:09 -0600
> From: cbcox at ilstu.edu
> To: a-list at lists.econ.utah.edu
> Subject: Re: [A-List] The Recession is Over ...
> History really does not repeat itself, and the only real lesson one can
> learn from hitory is that one cannot learn lessons from history. (That
> does not mean that one need not study history, but not to "learn
> The period in world history from 1929 to 1975 was an aberration. An
> extraordinary slump brought on by very specific conjunctions, followed
> by an extraordinary recovery, brought on by very specific conjunctions.
> That aberration is over and done. We are returning to normal capitalist
> misery. Bad but short slumps, a large industrial reserve army (including
> adjuncts in higher education), little or no job protection, inadequate
> to zero social services, recoveries that split the working classes with
> false hopes of Progress, etc. Revolutionaries have to start thinking in
> the present and future.
> Capitalists can't stop slumps because they are essential to capitalism
> as a system, for a number of reasons, but mainly because slumps
> discipline the work force. And misery or the fear of misery
> individualize and fragment workers rathr than generate resistance. The
> "Golden Age"of capitalism (1950 to 1975) generated the leisure, the
> conficence, and the rising expectations that fueled the worldwide
> anti-capitalist era of "The 60s." That won't happen again.
> We need to strt thinking and stop echoing the past.
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