I was hoping somebody could tell me which one to pick lol. I started the Raymond one but the Bindel one is way more recent....
Bindel's alright but she's a journalist and shares in the vices of journalists like wading into every twitter controversy and firing off pieces like this one https://unherd.com/2018/10/why-the-transbullies-are-a-threat-to-us-all/. Doesn't mean the book's no good but for that reason alone I'd go with raymond first. They're both on libgen so I might check them out.
lol TERF journos all have the exact same pompous stilted writing style, kissing cousins with the canadian microsect maoist blogger black hole
the propertyless proletariat had no material interest in the production of children, as children were no insurance in old age, unlike the sons of the bourgeoisie
Isnt the reverse of this true? The embourgeoisment of society seems to lessen the incentive to produce children at a first glance. Seems counterintuitive, considering the correlation between emergence of a middle class in a devoloping society and the fall in fertility. Or does this only apply to early modern capitalism?
Bindel's alright but she's a journalist and shares in the vices of journalists like wading into every twitter controversy and firing off pieces like this one https://unherd.com/2018/10/why-the-transbullies-are-a-threat-to-us-all/
emergence of a middle class in a devoloping society and the fall in fertility
i think what you're talking about in terms of class is a combination of peasants being proletarianized and the development of a labor aristocracy (which again, depending on who it happens to, is a form of proletarianization). "development" in poor semifeudal economies means the expanding commodification of labor on a money-basis. "the embourgeoisement of society" doesn't equal "the embourgeoisement of the majority of people living in a society". though maybe you've seen examples up close that don't fit this mold.
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though maybe you've seen examples up close that don't fit this mold.
i was thinking of gulf oil states which are probably outliers when it comes to capitalist development.
no other fucking country has even fucking made any gains comparable to that