RE: [OPE] peanut butter value-form theory

Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 10:16:23 EDT

> On this respect I agree with Jerry when he says that if there is no
> use-value, there can be no value and hence no exchange value. Nevertheless,
> if we accept this, the consequences for LTV and for concrete arrangements
> to deliver use-values in a large economy are at odds with common Marxist
> scholarship. I dare to say that this consequences are in open contradiction
> with the usual statements that Jerry himself expresses in OPE.
> Jerry would appear either as a market socialist, as a Trotskyite or close
> to the Cottrellcockshottian planer.

Hi Alejandro:
There is no mystery, dilemma, or contradiction here if you recall that
what is being considered in this thread is a positive (but very
abstract) analysis of the commodity-form under capitalism. Possible normative
conclusions have not been considered - nor should they be given the
very abstract level of analysis.
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