Sohn-Rethel on Crisis

I came upon the following whilst working on a summary of IML:

‘In commodity producing societies the significance and historical necessity of the exchange abstraction in its spatio-temporal reality is that it provides the form of the social synthesis. None 0f the activities of production and consumption, on which the life of every individual depends, could take place in the social system of the division of labour without the intervention of commodity exchange. Every economic crisis is an object lesson of the truth
that production and consumption are disrupted in proportion to
the degree that the exchange nexus fails’. (IML, p. 35.)

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