[OPE-L:4503] Re: What is Volume 1 about?

From: Andrew_Kliman (Andrew_Kliman@email.msn.com)
Date: Sat Nov 11 2000 - 22:56:28 EST

In OPE-L 4497, Rakesh Bhandari wrote

: Surplus value does not have to remain invariant in the complete
: transformation in order for the the theory of exploitation to hold.

Why then, pray tell, did the author insist that total profit equals total
surplus-value?  Rakesh's position implies internal contradiction, or
error, or "incompleteness" on Marx's part.

Rakesh claims that deviations of cost-price from the value of the used-up
means of production and consumption are offset by deviations of aggregate
profit from aggregate surplus-value.  I know of ABSOLUTELY NO textual
evidence that supports this claim.  It is simply a consequence of his
adherence to the physicalist dogma that the value of constant capital
cannot differ from the value of the means of production.

Andrew Kliman

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