[OPE-L:831] Re: Valuation Of Inputs

Paul Cockshott (wpc@clyder.gn.apc.org)
Mon, 22 Jan 1996 12:18:36 -0800

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With all this, I hope we do not lose sight of what we dealing
with here. That is, the issue is the "revaluation of inputs."
The basic idea is that capitalists attempt to recover the value
invested and not the value that it takes to reproduce the means
of production at any given point in time.

No this is not what is basically at stake. What is at stake
is the effect that accelerated depreciation has on the aggregate
rate of surplus value, and through that on the rate of profit.
Whether individual capitalists anticipate it is a secondary