On Mon, 6 Nov 2000, riccardo bellofiore wrote: > >Two quick questions of clarification of your very cryptic response: > > > >1. What do you mean by "capital"? > > the production of surplus value for the capitalist class as a whole, i.e. > the objectification of abstract living labour including a portion of > surplus (and unpaid) labour > > > >2. What questions are analyzed in the theory of the "process of > >*production* of capital"? > > capitalist production as the production of surplus value, i.e. the origin > of gross profits > > > >Are there no quantitative variables determined? > > yes, total living labour and total necessary labour: i.e. the total > exploitation time of the working class, and the total labour time embodied > in the goods left available to workers.... I agree with Riccardo's statements here and in the rest of his posting. Fred posed some questions to me, but I'll just sign onto Riccardo's answers! Allin Cottrell.
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