Re: [OPE-L] Robert Owen

From: ajit sinha (sinha_a99@YAHOO.COM)
Date: Sat Oct 21 2006 - 14:34:13 EDT

--- Dogan Goecmen <Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM> wrote:

> Hi Ajit, thank you very much for your  questions.
> By 'market in itself' I mean that we can develop an
> objective understanding
> of market independently from what all sorts of
> ideologies say about and
> ascribe  to it. I mean the question we have to pose
> is this: what is the nature of
> market. Based on this objective grasp we can then
> judge about these ideologies
>  whether they are right or wrong. Market is an
> institution where humans get
> in  touch with one another for a certain purpose:
> the exchange of commodities.
> That  is to say that human relations on market are
> mediated by commodities -
> either  directly or indirectly by means of money.
> So, the question what is the
> nature of  market changes into the question what is
> the nature of commodity
> and money.The  analysis of commodity and money must
> then be analysed in terms of
> human relation  because commodities are being
> exchanged by human beings.
> These questions  are profoundly posed and analysed,
> I think, in the first Chapter
> of the Capital  of Marx. This is my reply to your
> two questions in short.
> Thanks again.
Thanks for your reply. As you must know Adam Smith
considered market as part of the sphere of free
speech. When a buyer or a seller offers to buy or sell
something at a price, he or she is simultaneously
putting forward an argument to convince the other
party of why it is in his or her advantage to buy or
sell that commodity at that price. It is part of the
whole enlightenment program. So I was expecting a
little more on market than you have given and again to
say that "These questions  are profoundly posed and
analysed, I think, in the first Chapter of the Capital
 of Marx." is not an answer to the question, why do
you think that CAPITAL ch.1 has the best analysis of
it? But I can see you have your plate full and you
need not feel obliged to answer my questions. Cheers,
ajit sinha

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