[OPE-L:8233] Re: the 'starting point'

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Mon Dec 23 2002 - 09:42:20 EST

Re Michael E's [8229]:

>  Value is a social relation, namely, an abstract  social
> relation which is reified in money. (I keep harping on value being a
> social relation first and foremost -- not a substance, not a magnitude.)

I've been 'harping' on the same point for many years.

> The movement of value as capital is the movement of capitalist society
> itself  in its production, circulation, distribution and consumption.
> Through value as a social relation, capitalist society itself is able to
> be a certain kind of  totality with an "inner connection" ("innerer
> Zusammenhang")  which mobilizes  all beings, both humans and 
> concept not to be found in Marx.

Value mobilizes _'all'_ beings and things?

Which other writers refer to 'Gewinnst'  in a similar sense?

In solidarity, Jerry

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