Re: [OPE-L] fully automated economy and capitalism

From: Ian Hunt (ian.hunt@FLINDERS.EDU.AU)
Date: Sun Dec 02 2007 - 20:41:41 EST

Dear Jerry,
That is a very easy point to grasp. Sraffa's analysis of capitalism
holds for w (wages) greater than 0. However, we may step outside
capitalism to look at what holds when w=0, just as when studying
physical motion, we may step outside the motion of bodies  subject to
friction on inclined planes by looking, as Galileo did, at the case
where friction = 0. That too, is a not so simple but still relatively
easy point, I think,

Associate Professor Ian Hunt
Dept of Philosophy
School of Humanities
Flinders University
Box 2100, GPO,
Adelaide, 5001

On 02/12/2007, at 12:23 PM, GERALD LEVY wrote:

> Ian H:
> If you say that a formula holds from A to Z or from soup
> to nuts or from birth to death, then the formula
> has to hold in A, soup, and birth respectively to be
> logically consistent.  This shouldn't be a very hard point
> to grasp.
> > all I am saying is Sraffa is entitled to show that the rate of
> capitalist profit must be strictly less than his R,
> My disagreement, in this instance, is not with Sraffa - whose
> _PCBMC_ was intended for the purpose of a prelude to a
> critique of neo-neo-classicism.
> 8) 8201 2784

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