Re: [OPE] Labour productivity

From: Alejandro Valle Baeza (
Date: Thu Jun 05 2008 - 10:17:21 EDT


GERALD LEVY escribió:
> One of the great mysteries of modern society is that while there is an obsession about productivity, it is perpetually controversial just how one
> ought to define it.
Hi Jurriaan:
Measuring productivity is controversial, yes. But, it's no mystery why it's an
"obsession" of individual capitalists  since it relates (however you wish to
measure it) to "the bottom line".  It is no more (and, actually, less) a mystery
than saying that capitalists are obsessed with the desire to increase the production
 of surplus value (even if there are measurement issues there too).  The general
problem here, I think, is how 'indicators should be measured which have somewhat
different meaning on the  plant or firm level vs. the aggregate level since there are
issues associated with rent and the distribution of surplus value among capitalists.
In solidarity, Jerry

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Jurrian and Jerry, in the same vein that Jeery's opinions I find    Weeks, J. Capital and Exploitation. Princeton University Press, Princeton N.J. USA, 1981. chaps. 1 y 2.
Week's interpretation of law of value pointed out capitalist tendencies to increase and to uniforming

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