[OPE-L:3414] Re: Marx and historical costs

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 05:26:58 -0700 (PDT)

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In <199610150307.UAA16438@anthrax.ecst.csuchico.edu>, Fred Moseley wrote:

>This point was discussed at length on ope-l last fall in relation to the
>"transformation problem", mainly by Andrew and I. In that discussion,
>Andrew agreed that constant capital is NOT valued at historical costs.
>Andrew argued instead in that discussion that constant capital is valued at
>the prices prevailing at the BEGINNING of the CURRENT production period. I
>argued the "current reproduction costs" position that constant capital is
>valued at the END of the current period.

Paul C:
This notion of 'periods' is only applicable to an
agricultural economy dominated by seasonal sowing
and harvests. It should be dropped when considering