Re: [OPE-L] Fwd: Marx's Form of Analysis

From: Andrew Brown (A.Brown@LUBS.LEEDS.AC.UK)
Date: Thu Feb 17 2005 - 08:59:34 EST

Jurrien wrote:
 the argument that what makes commodities
commensurable in exchange is the fact that they are products of labor is
not  really tenable; this reduces to a tautology. After all, it could just
as  well be argued that this commensurability derives simply from the fact
that  they are offered for exchange or are able to be exchanged, or have a

I reply:
But the question is why do they have a *socially given* price? Answer: because they are commensurable as values.

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