[OPE-L:6308] RE: Re: Historical, real and current costs

Francisco P. Cipolla (cipolla@tamandua.sociais.ufpr.br)
Wed, 18 Mar 1998 18:56:37 -0300 (EST)

But Andrew, a wet widget or chunche is not a use value. It will be a use
value only at 9p.m. when it is dry and ready for sale. I don't see why
this product, under the conditions described by you,(that is one single
branch of production) should have a value -- at 9 p.m.-- superior to the
flow of labor? If not, then there is no change in the MELT from 5 p.m.
when wages are paid to 9p.m. when the product is finished.
In any case the issue seems to be that if MELT varies within the period it
is supposed to measure the value of labor time then it cannot function as
a measure. Is that the point?
Thank you Andrew for your careful and helpful response to my post.