[OPE-L:4407] Re: Re: Re: Re: Technical change and general truths

From: Allin Cottrell (cottrell@wfu.edu)
Date: Wed Nov 01 2000 - 16:12:06 EST

On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Rakesh Narpat Bhandari wrote:

> Now Allin objects that I have preserved the two equalities by
> trickery. But it makes no sense to read the second equality as also
> an invariance condition.
>   It would make no sense to keep the mass of surplus value invariant
> with total value as we modify the cost prices since Marx defines
> surplus value as total value minus cost price.

As I've said before, I don't accept that the above is Marx's
"definition" of surplus value.  It's a derivative statement of
what surplus value amounts to, good only on the assumption
that cost price = value of inputs.

Allin C.

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