From: Paul C (clyder@GN.APC.ORG)
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 13:35:54 EDT
michael a. lebowitz wrote: > At 17:21 20/05/2004, Paul Bullock wrote: > >> What are you wanting to measure and why? Whilst Marx showed that >> the movement and dimensions of particular economic phenomena were >> indeed regulated by the basic law of value (which Ricardo could not), >> that regulation is still a process that leaves room for maneouvre >> by all interests. I am wary of trying to count items when they are >> constantly being expanded, reduced, re devised and so on all the >> time. The best we can do is generate broad categories, which various >> authors have tried to do.( If they left food preparation out of their >> calculations as capital moved into the field, then they made a >> mistake and should reflect on why) This will give us a decent enough >> illustration of general trends. > > > Paul, once again we agree. (This is frightening!) I don't want to > measure anything myself. But there are people on the list who do > engage in measurement (eg., Paul C., Allin, Fred M and I'm sure there > are others as well). Do they include the Macworkers as productive of > surplus value? > If my memory does not mislead me I have treated the catering trade as productive when I # have attempted to estimate total surplus value.
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