[OPE-L:2489] Re: Chapter 5 and Marx's method

Michael Williams (100417.2625@compuserve.com)
Thu, 6 Jun 1996 16:08:29 -0700

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In this posting some time ago, Fred added the PS:
One brief comment on Duncan's and Mike W's comments on Gil's argument
that Marx's concept of labor-power is not necessarily a commodity. I agree
completely that the concept of labor-power for Marx is a commodity, in the
sense that it is bought and sold.

Michael W.:
I agree too that labour power is bought and sold on generalised markets. But I
do not think that that one moment is adequate to the characterisation of the
commodity form - for Marx the most fundamental starting point of his
presentation of capitalism. For further details see my recent responses to Paul.

Comrdely greetings,

Michael W.