Re: [OPE-L] productive and unproductive labor and forms of surplus value

From: Dave Zachariah (davez@KTH.SE)
Date: Mon Jan 14 2008 - 16:05:11 EST

on 2008-01-14 15:07 Jerry Levy wrote:
> The distinction between productive and unproductive labor should not rest on a particular form of surplus value.  If the production
> of relative surplus value is "the key" then what happens in the case of the production of absolute surplus value?

The distinction rests on whether or not labour directly or indirectly
goes into the reproduction of the working class. To me at least, Marx's
idea of relative surplus value was "the key" to reach this conclusion.

//Dave Z

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