[OPE-L:2335] RE: Re: value-form theories

From: Michael Williams (mwilliam@dmu.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 10:25:12 EST

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[mailto:owner-ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu]On Behalf Of Allin Cottrell
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 2:06 PM
Subject: [OPE-L:2333] Re: value-form theories

The mechanism is simply that the hunters are assumed to be
capable of hunting both deer and beaver: they know directly how
long it takes to bag each, on average, and they're unwilling to
"pay" more labour-time for an animal via exchange than they
would have to pay if they hunted it themselves.
Does this not rather destroy the possibility of extending this story to a
complex social division of labour, when each economic agent does not know
the technologies of other trades?

Dr Michael Williams
Economics and Social Sciences
De Montfort University
Milton Keynes
fax: 0870 133 1147
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