Re: [OPE-L] salto mortale

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Sat Mar 03 2007 - 10:43:22 EST

In socialist society gold will remain more valuable than copper or lead. Society may be able to
afford to roof halls with copper, but not gold.

Paul Cockshott

-----Original Message-----
From: OPE-L on behalf of Jerry Levy
Sent: Sat 3/3/2007 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: [OPE-L] salto mortale
> > [Prices] are a NECESSARY mode of expression of value because the
> > commodity necessary entails an array of SPECIFIC social
> > relations which include (amongst other things)  the market and
> > money.
> You've taken a salto mortale yourself here, Jerry: value ->
> commodity.  This assumes what you're trying to prove.  Paul
> and I think that "value" is a more general category, socio-
> historically, than "commodity".

Hi Allin:

I think that you've taken a salto mortale yourself by  asserting
that value is  "more general"  than commodity and that the
former can exist independently of the latter.   So, one (or more)
of us must have taken a deadly leap.

When in human history has value existed when commodity has

In solidarity, Jerry

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