(OPE-L) Re: Dynamic value and natural price

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 12:45:59 EST

> What worries me is the mixed bag of criteria for deciding whether
> employees are engaged in production or not. What is it about
> these criteria that makes them criteria for deciding whether
> labour is productive or not?  I think that the  relevant sense of
> production here is surplus money-labour-value production.
> For that, it is enough to be on the payroll in order to be
> productive.  I heard  somewhere (probably on this list) that a
> boss of US Steel once said 'US Steel  does not make steel, it
> makes money'.  If, in its money making, US Steel sees  fit to
> employ security guards or corporate lawyers, that's good enough
> for me.

Hi again Phil.
Capitalists typically put _themselves_ on payroll and pay themselves a
salary as a reward for their "entrepreneurial ability".   Does this then
mean that they are productive of surplus value?  _That_ worries me.

In solidarity, Jerry

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