[OPE-L:6411] Re: Re: The significance of labor power commodification

From: Paul Cockshott (paul@cockshott.com)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 04:58:56 EST

On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, you wrote:
> Marx's method  is not logico historical. Marx is NOT in vol I 
> attempting to explain why one form of surplus value production came 
> to dominate historically over other forms. He assumes the free wage 
> labor form. This is already the mystery that confounds the free 
> wage-laboring class in its daily life.
> And the exploitation of free wage labor does not depend on violations 
> of PVE--you seem not to think that this is a theoretical 
> clarification of the greatest importance--but Marx never says that 
> the exploitation of free wage labor is in fact carried out in 
> accordance with PVE.

I think you are quite right here.
Paul Cockshott, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
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