[p2p-research] Capitalism's Self-Inflicted Apocalypse by Michael Parenti

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 05:33:34 CEST 2009

it is annoying both ways, but once you know what they mean, we have to
relax, as we unfortunately can't control other people's use of language,
however erroneous they may be ...


On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:29 AM, Kevin Carson <
free.market.anticapitalist at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/15/09, Paul D. Fernhout <pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com> wrote:
> > Someone just sent me this link; some people here might like it.
> >
> >  "Capitalism's Self-Inflicted Apocalypse" by Michael Parenti
> > http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Parenti/Capitalism%27s_Apocalypse.html
> It never ceases to annoy me that people like Parenti take the "free
> market" rhetoric of corporate capitalist apologetics at face value:
> >   In sum, free-market corporate capitalism is by its nature a disaster
> > waiting to happen.
> "free market corporate capitalism" is by its nature a contradiction in
> terms.  It is corporate capitalist precisely to the extent that it is
> not a free market.
> Condemning corporate capitalism as the 'free market" is about as silly
> as denouncing Stalinist Russia as "socialism"--something Parenti no
> doubt would object to loudly and strenuously from know-nothings on the
> right.
> Nevertheless, the following is brilliant as a description of Sloanist
> mass production:
> Its essence is the transformation of living nature into
> > mountains of commodities and commodities into heaps of dead capital.
> --
> Kevin Carson
> Center for a Stateless Society http://c4ss.org
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> http://mutualist.blogspot.com
> Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
> http://www.mutualist.org/id47.html
> Organization Theory:  A Libertarian Perspective
> http://mutualist.blogspot.com/2005/12/studies-in-anarchist-theory-of.html
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