Date: Wed Jan 26 2005 - 08:17:02 EST
> The reason is that without value there is no commensurability of > different capitalist systems across space or through time, making > general laws, so general science, impossible. Andy: How _exactly_ *with a concept of value* is there commensurability across space and time? How e.g. is value created in Germany in 1860 made commensurable with value created in Japan in the 1990's? In solidarity, Jerry PS: > In everyday life > we all believe value exists - e.g. we don't stare bemused when we are > told the GDP growth of a nation - but the Sraffian argument purports to > refute this existence. I'll put this to the test: next time I see Gary I'll mention US GDP and see if he blankly stares off into space.
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