Re: [OPE] value-form theory redux

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Sat Mar 14 2009 - 16:54:56 EDT

Philip Dunn wrote:
>> 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.
> They could compare their utilities, I suppose. Subjective utility is not
> even a property of the use-value.

You are missing what I'm getting at: Are agents *capable* of some form
of 'economic calculation' as Howard put it, e.g. making statements about
equivalences between different quantities of qualitatively distinct
goods and service, *outside* the context of exchangeable commodities?

//Dave Z
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