[OPE-L:2159] Re: Chapter 5 and before

Michael Williams (100417.2625@compuserve.com)
Fri, 10 May 1996 18:19:11 -0700

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Andrew writes:

their [commodities'] commonality is
not created, determined, or whatever IN in act of exchange, but rather
the reverse. The act of excahnge depends on and presupposes their

Michael W. asks:

Could this (for you, although not for Marx) include the possibility that
commodities' commonality consists only in their location in a persistent
systematic and systemic structure of commodity exchanges?


Now [under cmp] they are commodities already in the process of production,
they are produced as commodities.


Could this not be only because capitalist production involves speculative
precommensuration, in the expectation of producing usccessful commodities
(which, of course, is faciltated by the systemic 'commonality' suggested above)?