Re: [OPE] "Surplus" (for Paul Cockshott)

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Tue Nov 10 2009 - 14:52:56 EST

Jurriaan Bendien wrote:
> In Marxist and Sraffian ideology, the surplus product from capitalist
> production is regarded as being produced first, and then distributed
> according to the financial claims which there are on that surplus
> product.

I think this description is misleading. It is not a temporal division of
first producing a surplus and then appropriating it. As a real process
it occurs continuously but conceptually it is possible to distinguish
between the surplus produced and the specific way parts of it are
appropriated through money, during a given period of time. After all
there is a difference between formal appropriation of monetary surplus
value and real appropriation of surplus goods and services.

//Dave Z
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