[OPE-L:2668] Re: More on abstract labour

Allin Cottrell (cottrell@wfu.edu)
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 12:44:35 -0700 (PDT)

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On Wed, 17 Jul 1996, Duncan K Foley wrote:

> I'm still skeptical. This way of talking about "allocation" seems to me to
> read back into other social contexts the habits of calculation and
> "economization" that are associated with commodity producing society.

I'm puzzled: Do you reckon that calculation and economization were not
an important aspect of building the pyramids, major fortifications,
irrigation schemes, and so on? Of course the calculation didn't take the
form of profit-maximizing, but that isn't the issue.