Re: [OPE-L] The Technically Necessary or Socially Necessary Question

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed Apr 11 2007 - 21:15:53 EDT

> The first meaning is 'technically necessary', the second meaning
> approximates to what neo-classical economics calls demand. My
> contention is that the definition of value as average socially
> necessary labour time refers only to the first concept.

Hi Paul C:

So, you think that the value of labour power is also determined
by what is _technically_ necessary?

I think you missed the import of Howard's comment that "you
cannot remove the way class relations determine social need
from what counts as socially necessary labor time".

In solidarity, Jerry

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