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On Tue, 9 May 2000, Allin Cottrell wrote:
> Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 20:25:43 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Allin Cottrell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [OPE-L:3077] Re: RE: Re: Simple Commodity Production (fwd)
> On Tue, 9 May 2000, Michael Williams wrote:
> > I think two or three issues may be unhelpfully being conflated in this
> > discussion:
> > 1. Did Marx start Capital with a pre-capitalist mode of production called
> > 'simple commodity production'?
> > 2. Did Marx allow that there could be commodity production and exchange in
> > pre-capitalist modes of production?
> > 3. With respect to this second, there is a question as to whether such
> > pre-capitalist commodities were in all essential respects the same as the
> > Commodity that is the 'cell-form' for conceptualising capitalism.
> Granted, these are separate issues. My answers: No, Yes, Not
> quite sure what is meant.
Thanks to Michael for separating these issues.
Allin, I am glad that you agree that Marx did not start with simple
commodity production. Do you then agree that Marx's commodity in Chapter
1 is the product of capitalist production?
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