Re: [OPE-L] basics vs. non-basics

From: Ian Wright (iwright@GMAIL.COM)
Date: Thu Sep 22 2005 - 18:01:02 EDT

> > Let's assume that the bean workers consume goods from the basic sector.
> Are
> > you then wanting to say that, therefore, "beans" are basic?
> >
> No, but that this makes them non-self reproducing. The beans
> thus have basics as input and are just like any other
> non-basic.

The "self-reproducing non-basics" are a subset of the non-basics (all of
which have basics as input either directly or indirectly) that happen to
also have themselves as input.

"Self-reproducing" in this context does not mean that the "beans" can be
produced without other commodities.

Enjoy the break.


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