- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens against Phony Argument, USA ) on October 03, 1999 at 19:45:12:
In Reply to: The Governor refuses a stay ... posted by Dr. Cruel on September 30, 1999 at 10:38:44:
: "Class" does not exist, except as an abstract concept. Neither does "race". These are merely tags one uses to group people into sets, frequently in an arbitrary manner.
SDF: No, actually "class" has to do in the predominant way in which one makes a living, and is essential to understanding how distribution through exchange divides the members of capitalist societies into two distinct social groups. Class has nothing to do with the sham made of "class" in Samuelson's ECONOMICS and other advertisements for the status quo. There are only two classes, labor and capital. The kernel of the argument is presented here.