[OPE-L:6570] Re: N. Sieber

From: Paul Cockshott (paul@cockshott.com)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 04:48:32 EST

On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, you wrote:
> Although I don't know Sen's article, I think you are right regarding the
> "echoes" you are hearing. My present understanding of Marx's theory of
> value may be compatible with the text you cite.
> I think this theory is, essentially, the *draft* of a system of social
> accounting aimed at recording real, historical magnitudes: the expenditure
> of social labor-time and its money-value ("fetishistic") representation.
> Social labor-time plays in Marx the role of the "real" magnitude, analogous
> to the "deflated" figures we have in in the standard social accounting
> system.  

I would strongly concur.

Paul Cockshott, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
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