[OPE-L:1340] Re: Labor and Language

Michael Perelman (michael@ecst.csuchico.edu)
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 13:39:05 -0800

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I have written on this before. Marx offers two models of the economy.
In vol. 1 and the first part of vol. 2, he describes the production of a
typical commodity as a sequence of operations. He refers to this set up
as antecedent labor.

In the last 3/4 of vol. 2 and vol. 3, he refers to production as a system
where people working on inputs and final products work side by side as
coexisting labor.

The notion of constant capital is very different within these 2 perspectives.

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929

Tel. 916-898-5321 E-Mail michael@ecst.csuchico.edu