[OPE-L:205] RE: the book on wage labor

James Devine (JDevine@lmumail.lmu.edu)
Thu, 5 Oct 1995 12:43:22 -0700

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>>Is labour not always a physical process? Unless, perhaps, it be the work of

Of course it's physical. But as far as I can see, its physicality is necessary
but not sufficient to labor being _socially necessary abstract_ labor time
(SNALT). The societal environment of capitalism determines which labors are
counted as part of SNALT.

I was hoping that we weren't getting into a debate about this stuff at this

in ope-l solidarity,

Jim Devine jdevine@lmumail.lmu.edu
Econ. Dept., Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA 90045-2699 USA
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