Re: [OPE] "Parasitism"

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Wed Feb 25 2009 - 10:41:49 EST

> > An increase in the intensity of labour is, I would have thought,
> > absolute surplus value since it is equivalent to a lengthening of
> the working day.
> Paul C;
> I don't think so: it means a decrease in that fraction of the working day
> (with the length of the working day constant) required for necessary
> labor time
> and hence represents an increase in surplus labor time.
 Well the decreasing fraction of the working day being necessary
argument would apply to
lengthening the working day too. So if you go on this way you efface the
between relative and absolute surplus value. Relative surplus value
involves technological
changes that reduce the labour required to produce things. The was a
difference between the
slave driver's whip and Compton's Mule.
ope mailing list
Received on Wed Feb 25 10:43:48 2009

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Tue Mar 24 2009 - 20:30:37 EDT