Re: Re: [OPE] value-form theory redux

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Date: Sat Mar 14 2009 - 11:48:05 EDT
Hi Dave,
of course there is commensurability in terms of physical quantities and other useful properties, including labor expenditure.  But typically this has been referred to as a social and economic calculation, not as a value calculation of any sort.  The precision is helpful.  For the science marx initiated, value is specific to the production of commodities.

Mar 14, 2009 09:42:29 AM, wrote:
Philip Dunn wrote:
> A loaf of bread as a use-value has a crust but no value. As the loaf
> commodity it has value but no crust.

Are human beings capable of comparing loaves of bread quantitatively
with other goods or services even if these are not commodities for
exchange? If yes, then that is the property of commensurability that I'm
referring to.

//Dave Z
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