yes, i never claimed otherwise.
And the market system as it exists today is qualitatively different from the network of markets as they existed before the development of capitalism.
ridiculous claim. humans are social animals and any social group is already a market. read engels ffs.
What the hell are you talking about? Where did Engels make such a claim?
no, they're not.
Marx made no distinction between socialism and communism. Where do you derive that distinction from?
since a market is simply a means of distribution goods and commodities among a group of people.
But again, that's wrong. This is dictionary definition-tier levels of delusion.
they equate "capitalism" with "market" in order to render their inherently unjust, fraudulent way of distribution "natural" and "without alternative".
That would actually be the opposite: essentializing the market system as a given of human existence is the typical trans-historical worldview defended by champions of capitalism.
but in reality, capitalist markets are a perversion.
What even is a "perversion"…? Is that how you explain away historical developments you don't understand?
you described history, not how economics work.
Hear this: those are not unrelated. Mind-blowing, I know!
i thought it's obvious to every lefty who can break down economics to it's essentials, but as it turns out itt i should write a book about it and claim copyright on the idea.
Maybe if you actually cared to substantiate your claims, then we'd be able to bask in the glory of your supreme dialectics.
Again, read Ellen Wood:
In conditions where the market has this historically unprecedented role in organizing human life and social reproduction, where people must go through the market to gain access to the most basic means of self-reproduction, the provision of all goods and services is governed by certain imperatives: the imperatives of competition, accumulation, profit-maximization, and increasing labor productivity. Under such conditions, producing use values becomes just an inconvenient medium for generating exchange value, so the primary objective of capitalist production is not the provision of goods and services at all but the self-expansion of capital. Human needs and wants are always subordinate to capital accumulation and subject to all the crises and contradictions associated with an anarchic competitive market.
No other system of class exploitation has been mediated by the market or driven by its specific imperatives. In pre-capitalist societies, the market was not the medium of self-reproduction, for either direct producers or exploiters. Direct producers were generally in possession of the means of production—typically peasants in possession of land—and exploitation took the form of direct surplus extraction by coercive force. To increase their surpluses, exploiters needed to improve not the productivity of the producers’ labor so much as the effectiveness of their own coercive powers of appropriation.