From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Fri Nov 03 2006 - 05:48:15 EST
A draft of the paper which appeared in Science and Society can be found on my web page: http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~wpc/reports/index.html ABSTRACT. The paper summarises the definitions of productive labour derived from Smith and Marx. It attempts to develop a more general definition deriving from the theory of relative surplus value. The implications of the new definition for the examination of highly socialised capitalist economies like Sweden are examined. It does not directly address the issue being debated with Ian W since That concerns mainly the question of whether capitalist consumption should be counted as value preserving. My point was that capitalist consumption was way above what is necessary to reproduce their capability to perform the labour of superintendance and as such should not be counted as passing into the value of the product. -----Original Message----- From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of Jerry Levy Sent: 03 November 2006 01:38 To: OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU Subject: Re: [OPE-L] Marx on the 'maximum rate of profit' Paul C: Does your jointly written article with David Zachariah, "Hunting Productive Work" [_Science & Society_, Vol. 70, #4, October 2006] speak to the this issue? Can you send an abstract? In solidarity, Jerry PS: in the same issue I wrote a brief review of Fine and Saad-Filho _Marx's Capital_.
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