Cost-Plus: The Waste Production Economy

“Cost-Plus: The Waste Production Economy”

by Kevin Carson

“Mass production requires running machinery at full speed to minimize unit costs, without regard to preexisting demand. This large batch production model carries with it, in turn, the imperative of controlling the outside society to guarantee demand for the product, so the economy is not glutted with unsold inventory. This is accomplished, in part, by mechanisms of push distribution: high-pressure marketing and planned obsolescence. It is accomplished as well, at the macro level, by the existence of entire sectors of the economy whose primary function is to absorb surplus capital and production capacity.”

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~ by rechelon on December 1, 2011.

One Response to “Cost-Plus: The Waste Production Economy”

  1. Beautifully done! Thanks a lot, William.

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