6 Pieces on Contradiction
A response to an assertion that the fundamental contradiction in the capitalist mode of production is socialized production vs. private appropriation.
By Jan Makandal
(April 17, 2013)
Is it semantic or an actual divergence?
I haven’t yet seen any analysis proving that the fundamental contradiction is between socialized production and private ownership. What is socialized production under capitalism? This is a question anyone should ask. Is it because a group of agents of production are performing a collective task to transform raw materials into a finished product, which in turn will become a commodity? And is that act in itself called socialized production?