Re: [OPE-L] salto mortale

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Mar 04 2007 - 11:18:50 EST

> Marx was always 100% clear that economic value existed in society quite
> independently of whatever "social form" it happened to take, simply
> because what products people physically produce, exchange and consume
> has a value to  them, implying the need to economise their use - but he
> was also 100% clear  that value could not exist, without taking specific
> "social forms", and  those forms depended precisely on their (durable)
> social relations and types of association.

Hi Jurriaan:

Great caution is needed  before making statements about what Marx was
"always 100% clear" about.   Such deadly leaps (salto mortale) are dangerous

In solidarity, Jerry

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