[lbo-talk] voluntary simplicity as secularized calvinism (or, how to achieve a state of grace by buying locally)

Autoplectic autoplectic at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 17:11:36 PST 2005

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 08:29:11 -0800 (PST), Miles Jackson <cqmv at pdx.edu> wrote:

> Sure, individual and collective purchasing decisions will affect
> output, eventually. However, the crucial economic and political
> issue is not just what is being produced; it is the class
> relations that follow from our mode of production. (Put
> perhaps too simply, whether people make gas guzzling
> SUVs or Toyota hybrids, they're generating surplus value for
> the capitalist class.)
> --What we need to change are the social relations of production,
> not just the widgets that get produced!
> Miles


Um, Duh.

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