[OPE-L:2363] RE: commodities, land, and production

Chai-on Lee (conlee@chonnam.chonnam.ac.kr)
Sun, 26 May 1996 19:51:33 -0700

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Jerry wrote in [2360]:

While land (potentially or actually) has use-value and exchange-value, it does not by itself have value since it is not a
product of human labor. In that sense, I think it is mistaken to refer to
land as a commodity even though it comes to have an exchange
value and is bought and sold on the marketplace.


If land is excluded from the category of the commodity for the reason that
it has no value. Then the LTV could not but become a tautology.
To say that the value of commodities are created by labor only after
excluding the non-labor products from the captegory of commodity?
But we can argue that the substance of value is labor even without
precluding the non-labor products from the category of commodity if
we properly interpret the meaning the substance.

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