Re: [OPE-L] questions on the interpretation of labour values

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Thu Mar 01 2007 - 21:12:34 EST

Ian asked:
> Are prices are necessary for the existence of labour values? (E.g, are
> prices are part of the "real definition" of labour values?).
JL replied:
> Yes, prices are a  necessary mode of expression of value. Prices
> are part of the "real definition" of commodities.
Paul C commented:
> No to Ians question. Jerrys is a non-sequitur,

No, it's not.

> Prices are 'a' in the sense
> of one possible, of the necessary modes of expression of value.

That's a  non-sequitur.  If  prices are a _necessary_ mode of
expression of value then the value of commodities _necessarily_
comes to be expressed through price.

In solidarity, Jerry

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