[OPE-L:3834] Re: productive and unproductive labour

Chai-on Le (conlee@chonnam.chonnam.ac.kr)
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 21:07:37 -0800 (PST)

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Jerry wrote in [3830]:

>I may
>have left the impression in [OPE-L:3829] that I view *all* labour employed
>in health care as unproductive labour. To clarify (and in anticipation of
>possible objections), I do believe this to be the case. Where labour is
>employed by profit-making health care corporations (i.e. capitalist
>firms), some proportion of the total labour employed should then be
>counted as productive [of surplus value] labour. As would be the case in
>other capitalist firms, unproductive labour would also be employed.

Still, I think, those are unproductive in principle, and yet productive for
individual capitalists, like the commercial laborers.

In solidarity, Chai-on