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Re: <nettime> Nathan Schneider: Planet Occupy (Harpers Magazine)

> The human economy in a revolutionary moment: political 
> aspects of the economic crisis . . .
Yes -- this is a revolutionary moment!
Yes -- this is ALL about the *human economy*!
Yes -- this is being *driven* by DIGITAL technology!
NO -- this is not something that Karl Marx knew very much about (or Lenin  
for that matter, since they were both "industrial-era" prophets)!
The changes from Marx's BOOK-based (or Lenin's  TELEGRAPH-based) political 
economy are so massive that they would unlikely  recognize what is going on 
-- in particular, what *actually* happens when a  culture becomes 
"post-industrial" (hint: it's not "communism".)
Mark Stahlman
Brooklyn NY

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