From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 05:10:38 EST
-----Original Message----- From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of gerald_a_levy Sent: 05 November 2003 23:37 To: OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU Subject: (OPE-L) Re: Dynamic value and natural price Paul C, replying to Michael W, wrote: > In conjunction with : > a) the theory of relative surplus value > b) the Sraffian generalisation of the reproduction schemes > one can show that the categories of labour who are productive > of a social surplus profit are those workers whose activity enters > directly or indirectly into the effort necessary to produce the > real wage. It is only among this group of workers that an > improvement in labour productivity will lead to an increase > in the surplus value. Doesn't the activity of many state employees enter "indirectly" into the effort necessary to produce the real wage? Paul replies: Yes.
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