kagarlitsky testimony

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sat Sep 19 10:40:11 PDT 1998

Brad De Long wrote:

>The image held by Krugman, Shleifer, Vishny, Boycko, and a host of others
>(including me) of a *bourgeoisie*--of what happens when you depoliticize
>the economy, and create a class of people who profit from market exchange
>and economic growth--is a very old one.

Brad, do you really think there's nothing political about a bourgeoisie? That there's no power relation hidden behind the money form? Do you deny that for a bourgeoisie to be a bourgeoisie it has to have effective control over the state and the ideological apparatus?


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