[OPE-L:4246] Re: Steve on the worthlessness of labor at the source of surplus value

From: Steve Keen (s.keen@uws.edu.au)
Date: Mon Oct 23 2000 - 20:57:35 EDT


My analysis is based firmly on my reading of Marx, from which I reach my
rejection of the labor theory of value. My papers on this were published in
the Journal of the History of Economic Thought 7 years ago, and I have yet
to have any Marxist formally critique my arguments. I'd be delighted if
you'd like to be the first.

At 12:23 23/10/00 -0400, you wrote:
>> ... leads me
>> to reject the premise that labor is the only source of surplus value, the
>> whole transformation problem debate--from T-B on to TSS--is an irrelevance
>> for me.
>> Cheers,
>> Steve
>Steve, may I ask why you bother with this list, which has Marx's theory of
>the capitalist mode of production as its foundation?  If you don't see
>labor as the source of value, I think you are really talking to another
>crowd (social class?).
>Paul Z.
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