# Re: [OPE] Understanding Value and Use-Value

From: Gerald Levy <jerry_levy@verizon.net>
Date: Tue Apr 28 2009 - 18:50:16 EDT

> Suppose there is a strike in the month of March.
> Then v=0 since the workers are not paid.
> But s=0 because s is due to exploitation and workers cannot be exploited
> if they are on strike.
> There is no production that month so sales attributable to that month
> are zero.
> In others words, c + v + s = 0
> Therefore, c = 0

Hi Phil:

Let's divide c into constant capital which constitutes variable costs (Cvar)
and constant capital which constitutes fixed costs (Cfix). In that case the
situation above could be described as follows:

v = 0
s = 0
Cvar = 0
Cfix = > 0
Hence:
c + v + s = > 0
and C > 0

In solidarity, Jerry

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