[OPE-L:4986] Re: Re: Re: Re: armaments and value

From: Paul Cockshott (paul@cockshott.com)
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 05:57:54 EST

On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, you wrote:
> RE Paul B's [OPE-L:4953]:
> > What war are you studying?
> If it will help you to focus on the issues I have raised, let's take the case of WWII.
> Consider, for example, the bombing of Hiroshima. Suppose that aggregate global value before the bombing equaled X.
> After the bomb has dropped, is there a "conservation of value"  (value = X) or has the quantity of value in the world been diminished  (less than X)?

 The anwer seems patently obvious.
Of course value has been destroyed. Labour had to be expended to rebuilt the
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Paul Cockshott, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
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