From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Thu Apr 14 2005 - 09:46:15 EDT
The reason why animals were not as influential in determining exchange value as human labour, despite the necessity of both in pre-steam engine times, comes down to universality. We are universal robots, horses are not, they can pull loads and that is it. Humans can do any work and thus their labour enters into all production processes.
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