Re: [OPE-L] The Law of Value and Rib Tips

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Mon Feb 14 2005 - 16:09:42 EST

Hi Phil:

Oh, I agree that RK's explanation (or, better yet, hints towards an
explanation) leaves much to be desired.  But, in fairness, he does
leave him- or herself a bit of wiggle room by repeatedly writing
"seems" rather making a more declarative statement.

He ends his post in the following way:

> This 'natural' value must be part of sound economic calculation
> and must figure in the equations of any Law.

As I suggested previously, one way of answering this is by
distinguishing between wealth and value.

If there is merit in answering RK it is largely because his is a
"Green" (and anarchist or anarcho-communist?) conception
of value that is popular in many circles.  Even though his is a
confused perspective (exemplified by the point you pick up
on below), it should still be subject to critique.

Thanks for offering your answers.

In solidarity, Jerry

----- Original Message -----
RK says:

Now, as in the previous posting, we had posited that the very same
labor simultaneously produces both ribs and rib tips, it seems that
Nature in its construction of the pig has endowed the porcine in a
manner such that in the pig the value of the

               ribs = 4x that of rib tips


[PD:] Anatomy is destiny?  RK conjecture certainly is different but I can
no need for it.

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