[OPE-L:5028] Re: Centres of Gravity

From: Gerald_A_Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@email.msn.com)
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 02:26:18 EST

Re Alan's [OPE-L:5025]:

While not claiming to be a physicist, "center of attraction" might be a
clearer expression of what Marx meant than "center of gravity".

This seems most consistent with the following quotation:

"The price thus equalised, which divides up the social total of surplus
value equally among the individual totals of capital in proportion to their
size, is the *price of production* of commodities, the centre around which
the oscillation of the market prices moves" (Marx to Engels letter, April
30, 1868).

As for the meaning of "center of gravity" in physics, isn't there one
generally accepted definition?

In solidarity, Jerry

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