[OPE-L:7796] Re: product differentiation (was "Hic Rhodus, hic salta!")

From: Francisco Paulo Cipolla (cipolla@sociais.ufpr.br)
Date: Thu Oct 10 2002 - 17:25:19 EDT

Jerry, Marx seems to mean the creation of new necessities, that is new use
values. Check pages 406, 407, 409 and in between of the Grundrisse 1993, Penguin
I am running out now but intend to return to this issue on OPE-L.

gerald_a_levy wrote:

> Re  [7783]:
> "Jerry, the inner need to product differentiation is developed by Marx
> in the  Grundrisse: it comes out of the process of increasing productivity
> which tends  to saturate social need (=demand at market value). It is
> posed as the conflict  between the endless expansion of value by capital
> versus limited capacity to  absorb use value on the part of humans.
> Unfortunately I donīt have any more time now but I am very interested in
> this > topic."
> Hi Paolo.  What are the sections and page numbers of the _Grundrisse_
> where  this is discussed?  I suspect that you (and Rakesh) are interpreting
> the expression 'product  differentiation'  more generally than I was.  I was
> using the expression to mean,  rather than an expansion of use-values
> generally, a particular competitive strategy undertaken by firms in highly
> concentrated markets.
> In solidarity, Jerry

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