[OPE-L:2674] Re: More on abstract labour

Duncan K Foley (dkf2@columbia.edu)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 13:05:31 -0700 (PDT)

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Well, the result (a coordinated building effort) might be achieved by
lots of different methods, and with lots of different consciousness on the
part of the people doing it. It always seemed to me that was what Marx
meant by "social relations" and the "mode of production".

I guess I'm more worried about trying to allocate production resources in
a modern society on the basis of labor values, which I must confess is
puzzling to me. I would have thought a socialist society would establish
some kind of social priorities, and allocate according to the shadow