Re: [OPE] Odyssey and the Peruvian treasure

From: Jurriaan Bendien <>
Date: Tue Feb 10 2009 - 14:25:21 EST

Of course the gold also represented value and labour-time in non-capitalist societies, within the framework of the understandings and social relations of those societies!

I wish that Jerry would base himself on scientific economic anthropology, scientific economic history and scientific archaeology, instead of getting his wisdom about "value" from obscure metaphysical tracts by autonomist trendies.

Because we seem to end up with a "value babble" which has nothing to do either with Marx, real history or for that matter the real word, and consequently only makes the Left look even more ridiculous.

If we took Jerry seriously, then value simply did not exist before 1750 or so! Value came into being one day, when English peasants were kicked off the land... No wonder the Left produces so many weird theories of "crisis"!

I most certainly don't want to have anything to do with that sort of "theory", and would like to emphasize that I dissociate myself from it absolutely.


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