[OPE-L:2649] RE: Re: slaves and value

From: Chai-on Lee (conlee@chonnam.ac.kr)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 03:37:50 EST

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Paul Z. says:
"value" is a category in theory relating to
the theory of the capitalist mode of production which of course refers to
a specific period of human history, not all human history).

Yes. It is nonsense to say about value production in the slavery system. If slaves are used in the capitalist production in extraordinary circumstances, the slaves are fixed capital and should not be treated as a variable capital, nor as human labor.

With regards.


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