[OPE-L:4874] Re: Give us some NUMBERS, Fred! (was: rent and the working class)

From: Rakesh Narpat Bhandari (rakeshb@Stanford.EDU)
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 17:16:29 EST

re 4871

>There is a two-sector economy, in which workers live on air.
>In sector 1, 4 bu. of seed corn and 2 units of living labor yield
>5 bu. of corn output.
>In sector 2, 4 bu. of corn and 2 units of living labor yield 5 bu.
>of gold (the money commodity).
>In the next period, labor productivity rises; in each sector, 1
>unit of living labor (instead of 2) is required to produce a unit
>of output.

Andrew (K),
doesn't Fred argue in detail that in Marx's derivation of prices of 
production he does not take the physical conditions of production as 
given? Aren't you in your example here  assuming the very point of 
dualistic point of view which you and/or your cowriter (Alan F, 
Alejandro or Chris Burford) has criticized, i.e., you begin with a 
price-free physical system and then try to map it out into a price 
(of production) system?

Yours, Rakesh

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