Date: Wed Jan 26 2005 - 10:10:21 EST
> One can, given the relevant statistics, look at things > like > 1. the value of the real wage - number of hours required to make it Hi Paul C: Aren't you implicitly assuming that SNLT in 1860 Germany equals SNLT in Japan in the 1990s? Aren't you also implicitly assuming that the intensity of labor hasn't changed temporally and spatially? > 2. changes in the value of specific commodities across space and time - > a kilo of rice for example How does the change in the value of _one_ commodity (in this case, rice) allow us to determine the commensurability of _all_ commodities? > 3. changes in the rate of surplus value across space and time See my questions under 1. In solidarity, Jerry >> 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?
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