[OPE-L:5185] Re: Re: Re: Re: waste, value, and potential

From: Paul Cockshott (paul@cockshott.com)
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 05:09:53 EST

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, you wrote:
> Rakesh,
> Yes, case by case indeed, but it seems pretty evident that the same road can
> be used as part of the reproduction process generally and/or for private
> (revenue) final - non capitalistic -  use, as i said before. Neverthless,
> even this argument cannot evade the fact that surplus labour is extorted in
> the building of roads, railways etc  and I see this labour process as all
> productive.... otherwise we will be denying that all final consumption goods
> production not aimed at reproducing constant or variable capital is
> unproductive ( eg luxury good production) and this is clearly  contrary to
> Marx.

It may be clearly contrary to Marx, but I think we have to take the proposition
seriously in the light of Sraffa and von-Neumanns work.
Paul Cockshott, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
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