[OPE-L:6294] Re: Historical, real and current costs

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:45:48 -0500 (est)

Andrew K wrote in a post on "El Chunche" on Mon, 16 Mar:

> Yet, the dry chunche of 9 p.m. are clearly worth more than the wet
> chunche of 5 p.m. By Duncan's own line of reasoning (last year),
> which I accept, they
> are not the same commodity. [...]
> In other words, there's a distinction between working time and
> production time. The problem that my example addresses is that wages
> accrue only during working time, but value increases throughout
> production time.

Since no direct or indirect labour is being performed on the widgets after
5 p.m, you are asserting that the additional value created after working
time was created by *nature* (the Sun in particular).

This is an interesting concept ....

Didn't Marx discuss this situation with reference to wine? However, in
Marx's discussion, living labourer was required during the period when
the product is stored.

In solidarity, Jerry