[OPE-L:3317] Re: measurement of value

From: Allin Cottrell (cottrell@wfu.edu)
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 15:08:58 EDT

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On Wed, 24 May 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:

> Value exists 'objectively' but in a curious way such that it
> cannot be measured empirically in any direct way. Value is
> congealed abstract labour. Here abstract means non-sensuous
> so not observable. Rather all we can observe is price.

> Price is the only appearance form of value, yet it
> quantitively diverges from value (randomly, due to
> contingencies of circumstance and systematically due, eg.,
> to differing OCCs).

If A is granted, is B not an empty claim? How can you say that
x differs /quantitatively/ from y if only x is measurable?


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